Personal docs on the find command

September 17, 2018

find command options that I care about.

find . -type f -name ".*keep"

The breakdown:

. – The directory to start the recursive search in. Use / to start in the root directory

-type f – Specify the file type as regular file. Another common usage would be -type d for directory

-name ".*keep" – Pass a regex pattern for the file name. The * here is used as a wildcard. To literally search for a file name containing * then escape it like \*