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Linux Find File Anywhere

If you are willing to search a file in linux command from anywhere, firstly you got to install package name locate. It will help you search for files in every directory.

Install locate by typing :

apt-get install locate

after it's done installing, type these command so locate will update your directory list into it's local database in your computer


The syntax for finding is using : 

locate filename

For example, we want to search file name shadow. So the syntax will be :

locate shadow

Remember, locate will only works if you are typing the exact same name since it's case sensitive. 
Also, another alternative without installing a package is by just typing

find / -name shadow