How to locate files in linux

Hi! Have you ever needed to find some files in linux? Here’s a quick and easy “How To” on it. To locate files you can use the command “locate” (yes, to locate, use “locate”, pretty obvious, huh? :P). If you know the name of the file just launch a terminal and write:
locate "filename"
How to locate files in linux
 
If you don’t remember the exact name of the file but remember the file extension you can use the “*” operator. For example if you wanted to find an “.sh” file you could write:
locate "*.sh" 
However, it could return lots and lots of results. In order to view the list of found files in parts you could add ” | less” at the end of the command:
locate "*.sh" | less
Hope it’s helpful for you 🙂 Take care!

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