Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

share|improve this question

migrated from Oct 26 '11 at 7:32

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

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.

share|improve this answer
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'
share|improve this answer

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
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.