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I am inside the home directory of a Linux machine (which I logged into using Putty).

From there on I need to find a folder named my-web1.0.

Is there any way to go know the path of that directory named my-web1.0?

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locate can be handy and fast if you are running updatedb already – Sujoy Oct 26 '11 at 10:42

You can use the find command:

find $HOME -name my-web1.0 -type d -print

If that doesn't produce any results, the folder is probably somewhere else. Try / instead of $HOME but that might take some time (searches the whole disk).

[EDIT] That will print the path. Use cd "path" to go there. The quotes are only necessary when the path contains spaces.

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And if you use / as path, append a 2>/dev/null at the end of the command. – Konerak Oct 26 '11 at 7:20
Do notice the original question also asked "how to go to the path", this answer merely replies how to find the path. – Konerak Oct 26 '11 at 7:22

if my-web1.0 is within your home folder:

cd ~
find . -type d -name 'my-web1.0'

if you don't know where it is at all:

find / -type d -name 'my-web1.0'
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Try using the tree view

sudo apt-get install tree


tree -L 1

or just use


You can obtain more information about it using

man tree
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