File Name Search in Ubuntu

From the command line how do i search for a specific file name in ubuntu?
deklinmAsked:
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woolmilkporcCommented:
find /start/dir -type f -name file-to-search-for -print
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farzanjCommented:
Do
man find

to see all options

All you need is a suspected directory and a filename.  As WPM said, you can certainly use -name option for the filename pattern or you can use -iname if you are not sure about the case like ABC or abc.

find /directory  -name '*txt'
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deklinmAuthor Commented:
so i am tying to local a file called photo.jpg.

When i run the below syntax i receive an unknown predicate response.

find /start/dir -type f -name photo.jpg -print

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woolmilkporcCommented:
Replace /start/dir with the name of the top level directory of the directory hierarchy which is suspected to contain the file in question.
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farzanjCommented:
Try this

find . -type f -name photo.jpg

This would find for all the files under the current directory and all the sub directories.

May be you didn't change /start/dir.  It was just an example by WMP.
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rushtoshankarSr Manager Software DevelopmentCommented:
simply try
locate photo.jpg

If you added the file recently, try updatedb as an admin then enter the above command
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