Linux : Searching files on linux

Linux : Searching files on linux

When debugging and application, it is very common to need to search for files on the system.
You might need to search for a file named in a certain way or you might need to search for file that contain a specific word or specifics characters.

Here is how to search a file by its name :

find . -name *js-translation.json*

Here, we are searching for a file having "js-translation.json" in the name, recursively in the current folder.

And here is how to search a file with a character phrase or pattern :

grep -Hrn -A 2 -B 2 'translation' .

Here we are searching files having "translation" in the content, also recursively in the current folder

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