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# 1  
Old 10-25-2006
how to find a file named vijay in a directory using find command

I need to find whether there is a file named vijay is there or not in folder named "opt" .I tried "ls *|grep vijay" but it showed permission problem.

so i need to use find command
# 2  
Old 10-25-2006
A simple "man find" would help you.
Code:
find /opt -name vijay

# 3  
Old 10-25-2006
i tried this .. it just hangs up
# 4  
Old 10-25-2006
Do you have the appropriate read/execute permissions in that directory and/or on the file(s) that you seek?
# 5  
Old 10-25-2006
Actually "hangs up" usually means "did not respond as fast as I would like". It could be that /opt is very large and/or is a slow filesystem.
# 6  
Old 10-25-2006
Might be.. but in anycase, the result shd come fast.
Try searching the file in the opt folder first and see how much time
it is taking .
Command: ls -l vijay

If you are able to get the folder then come back to the parent folder
and give the follwing command
find opt/ -name vijay

If it taking the same amount of time, then as you said it might be
the overhead if not there is a problem of permission.
# 7  
Old 10-25-2008
hey u can use this ...

find . -name vijay |sort

It will sort all directories containing the file Vijay in ascending order

Thanks
 

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