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    find command

    Hello,

    Just a quick question as I have not been able to find the answer anywhere else. I would like to use the find command to find files starting from root directory. This has to be executed as root, my question is, what would I do to execute this as root? Sudo does not do that right? What command can I use to execute it as root? If it is sudo, why is it not finding the file? I know it is in the downloads directory in my home directory, which should be found with sudo find / 'filename' right?

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    Re: find command

    Code:
    sudo find / -name "filename" -print
    Should work...
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    Re: find command

    See the manual page for more details .
    Code:
    man find
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    Re: find command

    Great thanks guys, just wasn't sure it was the sudo command that was keeping it from working...thanks! I read the man pages, good idea!

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    Re: find command

    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulu2156 View Post
    Great thanks guys, just wasn't sure it was the sudo command that was keeping it from working...thanks! I read the man pages, good idea!
    A bit more friendly than the man pages:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/find

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