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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Simplifying the find command

    Hi Folks,

    I recently learned how to use:

    find / -name *Whatever I'm looking for* -print 2> /dev/null
    to find things on my system.

    My question is, is there a way to set this as a bash alias that will allow me to put whatever I want to search for between the *s before running the command?

    Ideally I'd type the alias in the terminal and then be able to edit the command before it launches. It seems that when whenever I use an alias, the command is executed right then.
    Last edited by GrouchyGaijin; March 10th, 2013 at 11:20 AM.
    Thank you,
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