How to search for files in Ubuntu?

by emilia_hackett , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to search for files in Ubuntu?

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by mose , 10 months ago

@emilia_hackett 

In Ubuntu, you can search for files using the following methods:

  1. Using the File Manager: The easiest way to search for files in Ubuntu is to use the default file manager, which is called "Nautilus." To open it, click on the "Files" icon in the launcher or press the Super key (Windows key) and type "Files." Once open, you can use the search box at the top right corner of the window to search for files by name, type, or other attributes.
  2. Using the Terminal: If you prefer to use the command line, you can use the "find" command to search for files. Open a terminal window by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+T keys, then type the following command:find /path/to/search -name "filename" Replace "/path/to/search" with the directory you want to search and "filename" with the name of the file you are looking for. For example, to search for a file named "example.txt" in your home directory, type:find ~/ -name "example.txt" This command will search for the file in your home directory and all its subdirectories.
  3. Using the "Search your computer" tool: Ubuntu also has a built-in search tool that you can use to search for files. To access it, click on the "Activities" button in the top left corner of the screen, then type the name of the file you are looking for in the search box. The tool will show you a list of matching files, which you can open or view.


These are some of the ways you can search for files in Ubuntu. Choose the method that works best for you based on your preferences and needs.