The find command in Windows systems is used to filter lines of input text, and return those matching the filter. The find command in *nix system is used to locate files or folders that match a certain criteria.

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How do I set search option defaults in MS Excel 2007?

I'm using Excel 2007. Every time I do a search I have to set the options to search within 'Workbook' and look in 'Values'. Is there a way to permanently set the default search behaviour?
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find using regexp and echo matches

I have about 50 users in /home/ directory and I have cloned a git repository to everyone: Executed at /home/ as root user: find . -maxdepth 1 -type d ! -name . -prune -exec git clone /shared/repos/...
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Using inode number to locate hardlinks

How can I use the inode number to locate all hardlinks to the file "file.txt" in my home directory?
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Unix find -size -1G ignore files which were returned by find -size -900M?

I need to tar-gzip files below a certain size in a directory. I tried the command suggested from this post and it works, but when I changed the argument for find -size to -1G, it ignores some files ...
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Mac command-line sort files into subfolders

I want to run a command on a very large folder to sort every item into subfolders based on modification date. Can this be done with one line? I.e., all files modified in July 2013 would be moved to ...
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Find word that has more than 50 characters in all php files

I am trying to use find in combination with grep to find all the php files in my web server which have a word (any sequence of characters except whitespace) with more than 50 characters. I have this ...
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Combining two linux commands

Im trying to use mergecap to merge 15 old pcap files in a folder. I tried to use FILES=($(find /mnt/md0/capture/DCN/ -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.pcap" -print0 | xargs -0 ls -lt | tail -15 | awk '{...
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find files with spaces modified in last 60 days and tar.gz in files no bigger then 4gb with date

I maintain a file server. I need to backup files that have changed in a period of time. First i compressed up everything to 4gb files and backed up to dvd. But 7z that I was using 7z a -t7z /home/...
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Find symbolic links

I'm awared that find -L or find -type l would find all symbolic links on a given path. But I'm trying to find all symbolic links that points to my foo folder. Any tips?
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How to exclude the hidden directory from the result of find command

I am searching for some directories in find command and if that directory is present then I need to take some action on it. But what is happening is: At some places though the main directories (for ...
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Find all File to log and add string to log BASH

Find all the files in the folder, create list(log) and the log at the beginning of each Append To row "mkdir -p /VOLUME1/path Like This: /volume1/TEST/folder1/1.jpg /Volume1/TEST/folder2/2.jpg I ...
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How can I find invalid images?

I have a directory with sub-directories. In the directories, there are a lot of images, crawled from the web. How do I loop through every file and show those files which are not valid image files? ...
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#value error using FIND

I am trying to create a formula that will pick up the value in a cell from the beginning up to immediately before the ".". e.g. Cell A2 is 1440.00. In cell B2 my formula is =LEFT(A2,FIND(".",A2,1))....
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A Windows application : Show live output of results(stdout?) of prespecified command

I am looking for a application that works in the following manner : The application shows/has an input area/box. And it runs a pre-specified command/application (using the input as paramas) and ...
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How to exclude directories in find OUTPUT

This is surprisingly hard to search for because all results are for excluding directories in the search. I just want to exclude directories from the output. For instance: >find ./ -size +0 ./...
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Excel FIND.VERT with partial text in a keyword table

I need a particular function and I think that it doesn't exists in standard Excel and probably I need a custom VBA function. This function should do something like FIND.VERT but with particlular ...
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find certain item of a file by using command line tool in windows 7

recently I used findstr "ItemThatIsBeeingSearchedFor" C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts > J:\documents\HostsFile\ResultOfSearch.txt in order to output a certain entry of the hosts file into ...
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Find next in vimperator?

I'm new to vimperator. Like it for the most part, but a major problem for me is the inability to find next/previous using n and N. After I do /search_term, pressing n or N only adds to the search term ...
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how can I enable “higher elevation” in windows 7?

each time I try to save a file from Open Office or any program like it, I get requires higher elevation. I have tried to search for the file but nothing comes up and I not knowledgeable enough to know ...
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Excel: Find and Replace - Adjacent Columns

In excel, after I search and click "find all", I want to see the matching adjacent column values in the results list (so I can compare them). Is there a way for me to archive something like this? Or ...
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Search in build results window - Sublime Text 3

When the Build Results panel is open, I frequently want to search in it. The only solution I've found so far is to copy all contents, open a new tab, paste contents, then do a find. Is there any way ...
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How to make Mac OS X <Cmd-f> “find” feature local to application window

Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Sometimes I open up multiple windows of TextEdit and multiple tabs on Chrome and use the Cmd-f to find certain text. In each window, I'm looking for different texts. ...
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find command operator associativity and its effect to execution speed

Let's say in a folder structure there are files of extensions ext1, ext2, ext3 (in the decreasing order of number of files in each type), and some other files that we don't really care (in total, ...
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finding data with multiple conditions and replacing it with new data

I am working with 2 worksheets, 1 contains all my raw data and the other works as a dashboard with my pivot table and charts. I hope you can help me create a cell input range in my dashboard ...
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Go to next matching page in Acrobat

In Acrobat X, if I search for a term using Command-F, I can find each match by pressing enter. Is it possible to go to the next page containing the search term (rather than to the location of the term ...
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Find files which are of size of x Bits

I want to find files which have a size of exactly x bits. However, I only know how to find files with size of x Bytes (using the find comment on *nix). How can I specify a size on bit-level?
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find command with exec sh doesn't work in shell script but in commandline (raspberrypi)

I want to find "old" folders in /volume1/photo/ipcam which are named like "????-??-??" and move corresponding folders within dropbox (with the same directory structure /ipcam/...) to the subfolder /...
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Linux: Trying to find files from a list recursively and copy them somewhere else

I'm trying to find files from a list and copy them to another place. So I started my test loop like that: # cat ~/my_filelist.txt | while read file ; do echo "$file" ; done After I hit enter all ...
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Search From a List of Multiple Entries using CTRL+F

I have many documents that I am viewing using Google Chrome and I am searching the PDF document for a word1. If word1 doesn't show up, I search for word2. If word2 doesn't show up, I search for word3. ...
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Find vs Findstr results

Per this answer I was attempting to use findstr to locate a string (a name) inside some HL7 log files in a directory. Findstr was getting 0 results, but Find returned plenty. I played around with ...
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Connect to server via lftp and delete files older than one day

I am using lftp to connect to a remote server as: lftp -u user,pass -e "echo 'hello' ;quit" host What I want to do is to find and delete all the files in the root directory which are older than 1 ...
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Move Windows 8 notepad Find dialog box

I would like to move the default position of the "Find" dialog box in windows 8 notepad. I'm fairly certain that it would require an edit of the windows registry and I'm comfortable using the registry ...
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Emphasize Find results in Chrome

In Google Chrome, the Ctrl-F(on Linux) Find feature conveniently scrolls to and accentuates (highlights) the searched word in the current page. However, sometimes The result may be in a tiny font, ...
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view files returned from shell commands

Very often I grep and find through directories (usually containing images) and I have to "visually" check the result before I can operate on the result (like deleting, moving, etc). E.g.: find ./...
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Dreamweaver REGEX trying to find and replace (or remove)

So far am using this: "http([^>]+) as my REGEX. The page has multiple urls mixed with text and DOM Elements. Something like: <li><a href="http://www.uen.org/toolbox">UEN's Teacher ...
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Copy files and replace a directory

I have the following file structure that comes out of my continuous integration tool: stage/acme-plugin/target/acme-plugin-1.0.0.jar stage/example-plugin/target/example-plugin-2.5.0.jar but what I ...
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Why isn't find excluding files with the given regex?

I'm trying to find all files under /mnt/Storage not under /mnt/Storage/.Snapshots. The following works: find /mnt/Storage | egrep -v "^/mnt/Storage/\.Snapshots" But the following does not: find /...
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Firefox Make a noise or do not scroll when using the find bar

I don't remember when (pr what versions) the Firefox behavior changed, but I believe that there used to be a sound played when searching for a term and you reached the end of the page (either top or ...
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Find “mystring” in files and return only certain portion of matching lines

I have below command to list out every file in current directory and it's sub-directories containing "mystring" along with the line where search string match is found. @echo off setlocal findstr /s ...
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Find all files that occupy the sector range on NTFS

How can all files that occupy the sector range (not particular sector) be found on NTFS? The solution I'm using now is to process the sectors in batch with Micrisoft nfi. And it doesn't suit me, the ...
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Filter permissions ls by directories normal users don't have read/execute access

I want to generate a list of directories within usr/bin/ that normal users don't have read/execute access to. I know I can use the 'find' command but don't know how to make it work to display what I ...
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Copy all searched files from remote to local

I have mounted remote server location "www.blah.com/tmp" to my local machine at /mount/remote. Now when I do this $ cd /mount/remote then $ find . -name CRASH* -print It prints the respective ...
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Start text search from focus point in chrome

In chrome, when I start typing for a text search, it searches from the beginning of the document rather than from where I am looking in the document. Is there a way to do the latter? (currently I have ...
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Finding files that are mostly NUL

I've got a hard drive copy that went bad where many files are of correct size but are completely filled with NUL (0x00) bytes. However, a couple of the files seem to have a couple KB of actual data. ...
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How to use find with -delete when looking for directories

I know I can do find . -name '*.pyc' -delete But when I'm loooking for specific directories, -delete fails reporting that directories are not empty. Is it possible to force find to delete non ...
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Find files based on content and sender, receiver and based on date range provided

I would like to find files based on content and sender, receiver based date range provided More details below: Find files between date range (where folder names are the dates in the format yyyyMMdd) ...
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How can i keep and remove some charecters from specific line notepad++

i have about 1000 of 80000 rows that looks like these lines and with different disposition [[bcm:cbm:"cce9c43e590a4b66820d42c548d51e67/62f4b4a4962c4c28afc8afa68007db43/martinyou_ep50_s2.mp4?/playlist....
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Find match in Excel 2010 from 2 sheets & copy corresponding contents from sheet 2 to sheet 1

I have 2 worksheets: Worksheet 1 with Column H need to find a match on Worksheet 2 with Column F If a match is found, I need to copy the contents of worksheet 2 column g to worksheet 1 column E. ...
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Why does a directory appear when viewing the home folder but not when I use the command line in Linux?

It's an odd problem in that when I browse the home folder I see the directory 'Jquery' however when I use the command line nothing appears. I have used the commands ls | less, find . -iname jQuery, ...
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how to find and highlight similar texts in Excel 2010

I am not pro in Excel. I have an excel table that I need to find similar values and highlight the the remaining texts. I have read some questions here but it was not helpful in my case. I would ...