GNU Find Utilities

GNU Find Utilities

GNU Find Utilities
Developer(s) GNU Project
Stable release 4.4.2 / June 6, 2009 (2009-06-06)
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type Miscellaneous Utilities
License GNU GPL
Website //findutils/

The GNU Find Utilities or findutils is a GNU package which offers basic file searching utilities to search the systems directories of GNU and Unix based computers. It contains implementations of the tools find, locate, updatedb, and xargs. However, locate and updatedb has been split off into a separate package in latest versions in various Linux distributions.

Programs included in findutils

  • find - search for files in a directory hierarchy
  • locate - list files in databases that match a pattern
  • updatedb - update a file name database
  • xargs - build and execute command lines from standard input

See also

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