Find a file in LinuxPosted: July 4, 2013
Finding file in Linux is very convenient with the locate utility (remember to run sudo updatedb before using it to have the latest file index). Nevertheless I find it often ineffective and irritating for a number of reasons.
Another (and possibly better) way to find a file is to use find.
Enclose the file name in single quotes, if you have to.
find /home/user -name myfile.txt
find /home/user -name 'this is my another file.txt'