In Unix-like and some other operating systems,
find is a command-line utility that searches through one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and applies a user-specified action on each matched file. The possible search criteria include a pattern to match against the file name or a time range to match against the modification time or access time of the file. By default,
find returns a list of all files below the current working directory.
locate programs use a database of indexed files obtained through
find (updated at regular intervals, typically by
cron job) to provide a faster method of searching the entire filesystem for files by name.
Other articles related to "find, finds":
... been referred to as Autocomplete, search as you type, filter/find as you type (FAYT), incremental search, typeahead search, inline search, instant search, word ... common keyboard shortcuts for incremental find are Ctrl/Cmd-F (like for traditional find), the GNU-style / (also applicable to Vim), or Emacs-style C-s ...
... A minority of people find the taste and smell reminiscent of soap, and thus find it offensive ... no response to the aromatic chemical that most find pleasant, while simultaneously being sensitive to certain offending unsaturated aldehydes ...
... of a second skull (Piltdown II) at a new site about two miles away from the original finds ... Woodward did not present the new finds to the Society until five months after Dawson's death in August 1916 and deliberately implied that he knew where they had been found ... of Natural History, examined the Piltdown and Sheffield Park finds and declared that the jaw and skull belonged together "without question" and that the Sheffield Park fragments "were ...
... When a batter has experienced a slump, he may take extra practice or instruction to "find his swing." Perhaps he has a hitch in his swing, or his batting stance has ... Having "lost his swing," now he must "find it." This phrase is also used in golf ...
... Jake is then hunted down after Jared has his data, and eventually finds his way back home, only to find his father near death ... engine his father had kept in trust, he goes to find a way to stop Chrysalis ... a lead, he ends up shot, and is witness to Hannah's apparent death, only to find she was trapped in her PRISM ...
Famous quotes containing the word find:
“But his Lordship [tells] ... us that God is wholly here, and wholly there, and wholly every where; because he has no parts. I cannot comprehend nor conceive this. For methinks it implies also that the whole world is also in the whole God, and in every part of God. Nor ... can I find anything of this in the Scripture. If I could find it there, I could believe it; and if I could find it in the public doctrine of the Church, I could easily abstain from contradicting it.”
—Thomas Hobbes (15791688)
“Whoever takes a view of the life of man ... will find it so beset and hemmd in with obligations of one kind or other, as to leave little room to suspect, that man can live to himself: and so closely has our creator linkd us together ... that we find this bond of mutual dependence ... is too strong to be broke.”
—Laurence Sterne (17131768)
“Yet some say Love by being thrall
And simply staying possesses all
In several beauty that Thought fares far
To find fused in another star.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)