Linux Find Files With A Certain Name

Find Data Within Files In Linux and Centos

This tutorial explains how to find list all files and directories on a Linux system that have a string of text within the name. The example below is looking for files or folders with database_connect in the name.

Find Text Within The Files and Folders

 root# find /pathtofiles -name "database_connect*" 
 root# find /directory | grep "database_connect" 
 root# find . | grep "database_connect" 
 find /home/username | grep connect