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I am searching for files in linux and am able to execute the command to search for a single type of format e.g *.jpg but would like to find all files with *.jpg and *.css in one command.

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Next time you should try to read man YOURCOMMAND (in this case find) first. –  Zsolt Botykai Apr 23 '12 at 8:25
    
@PaulR: If you don't use regexexs, maybe, but both, find and locate, can handle regex, and therefore it can be alright here, imho. –  user unknown Apr 23 '12 at 21:58

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 find -name "*.jpg" -o -name "*.css"
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thanks that worked. –  Johny Emmanuel Tsuen Apr 23 '12 at 9:33
    
This ./ seems a bit unnecessary here? –  Bernhard Apr 24 '12 at 20:46
    
@JohnyEmmanuelTsuen Please accept is as the answer then. –  Bernhard Apr 24 '12 at 20:46

There is a fingerbreaking variant with regex:

find -regex ".*\.\(css\|jpg\)" 

It's shorter and avoid pitfalls, combined with the -o versions:

find ./ -name "*.jpg" -o -name "*.css" -ls 

The ls is only adapted to the second pattern, here. You can avoid it with

find ./ \( -name "*.jpg" -o -name "*.css" \) -ls 

but that is getting a bit cryptic too.

Very fast for searching your whole system in the update-db-index is locate, which knows regex too, but doesn't find ultra fresh files:

locate -r "Frame.\(scal\|jav\)a"
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Alternatively, you can type :

find -name "*.jpg" -or -name "*.css" 
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