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Linux, how to find files with spaces embedded

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I am using RHEL 6.5

I want to locate a file named  

/mnt/path/AA BB/file1

however if I do a ls on this name it gets confused because of the spaces

How can I do an ls on this file name from root

Thanks
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Question by:Los Angeles1
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ls -l "/mnt/path/AA BB/file1"

ls -l /mnt/path/"AA BB"/file1

Allow any number of characters between AA and BB (e.g. spaces):

ls -l /mnt/path/AA*BB/file1

Allow exactly one character between AA and BB (e.g. space):

ls -l /mnt/path/AA?BB/file1
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by:Tintin
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or if you want to find any files with a space in their name, do

find / -type f -name "* *"
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