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.

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.

Usage

Use this tag for questions about how to use the find command, in either Windows or *nix systems. This includes questions on command line parameters, and general usage questions. Because find is similar (but difference) between Windows and *nix, you can also use this tag for compatibility questions, and about differences between versions and software environments.

If your questions is not specifically about how to use the find command line utility, and is more generally about how to find files or search file contents, please use one of the related tags below.

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