User:Gregor/FindThings

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Find Things

How to find things under Linux.

Find files by filename

Case-insensitive example:

find . -type f -iname "*hello*"

Finds "Hello, hello, Thello, Thelloman, HELLO, hELLO, ..."

Case-sensitive example:

find . -type f -name "*Hello*"

Finds "Hello, THello, THelloman, ..."

(http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13131048/linux-find-file-names-with-given-string)

Find files by content and filename

Case-insensitive example:

ack -i kmoretools

(Install with sudo zypper install ack)

Normally, one would use the standard tool grep, but ack is better in some ways: http://beyondgrep.com/


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