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Search for files with certain size and extension

I was looking for a large PDF file that was above 100 MB. The file was inside thousands of other files and folders, so I used this command to find it: find . -type f -size +100M | grep -i … Continue reading

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Best way to exclude a folder from your search using the “find” command

I found it to be the fastest and most effective way to use the find command and exclude specific folders. That is using the “prune” option: find /FOLDER_TO_SEARCH_INSIDE -path /FOLDER_TO_EXCLUDE -prune -o -name ‘NAME_OR_PATTERN_TO_SEARCH_FOR’ -print That’s it, Enjoy! Source: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4210042/how-to-exclude-a-directory-in-find-command

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