Using Find In the Terminal to Locate Files

An alternative to using Spotlight or the Finder to search for files is to use the Find command in the Terminal. You can search for files by name and refund the search by location, time and other factors. While not useful for everyday file searches, this could be used to search through large libraries of files for particular results.

Comments: 3 Responses to “Using Find In the Terminal to Locate Files”

    Sas
    2 years ago

    Basically the same as the old Dos Command prompts…?

    S Keene
    2 years ago

    Hello, surely one can do the same by just using cmd-F when in Finder?

    2 years ago

    Keene: If you look in the man pages, there are a lot of options that aren’t easy to do in the Finder. But for typical file searches for most users, yes, just use the Finder.

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