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I need to locate all of the file system objects below the /sbin directory that include a period (.) somewhere in the object’s name, but not objects that begin with a leading period.

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Try this in your /sbin folder

Find *.txt file but ignore hidden .txt file such as .vimrc or .data.txt file:

$ find . -type f \( -iname "*.txt" ! -iname ".*" \)

The -type f option forces to only search files and not directories.

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find /sbin -name '*.*' | grep -v '/\.'

Can add -type f if only interested in files.

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