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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Finding Files in the Linux File System

One of the great weaknesses in my life is the fact that I have a terrible memory. You can call me on the phone and relate some bit of important information and I am pretty much guaranteed to forget what you told me by the time I hang up. This problem can be very embarrassing when I run into someone I’ve known and worked with for years and find myself unable to recall that person’s name.

This fallibility, unfortunately, carries over into my work life. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve created a file, saved it, and then promptly forgot where I saved it. To help people like me, Linux includes utilities that you can use to search for files in the file system. In this part of the chapter, you’ll learn the ...

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