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Search For A File By Fileame on Linux [Don't know the location]

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Hi,

I try to search for file by filename on linux, but I don't know where the file is located on the system.
Does any body know any cmd beside "whereis", "find", to find this file, because I think "whereis" and "find" does not search the whole system, and we have it provide a path.

thanks,

Jack

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find / | grep "filename"

This will search the whole of the filesystem (provided it is run as root), and grep will extract any file which has "filename in its path.

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or:

find / -name filename

or any other variant...Obviously the command has to be run as a user who has permission to read the files.

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