What is find?

  • (verb): Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds.
    Example: "I find him to be obnoxious"
    Synonyms: feel
    See also — Additional definitions below


In Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches through one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and applies a user-specified action on each matched file. The possible search criteria include a pattern to match against the file name or a time range to match against the modification time or access time of the file. By default, find returns a list of all files below the current working directory.

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Some articles on find:

Knight Rider 2010 - Plot
... Jake is then hunted down after Jared has his data, and eventually finds his way back home, only to find his father near death ... a junked Mustang, and a special engine his father had kept in trust, he goes to find a way to stop Chrysalis ... While pursuing a lead, he ends up shot, and is witness to Hannah's apparent death, only to find she was trapped in her PRISM ...
Incremental Search - Variants
... has also been referred to as Autocomplete, search as you type, filter/find as you type (FAYT), incremental search, typeahead search, inline search ... Some common keyboard shortcuts for incremental find are Ctrl/Cmd-F (like for traditional find), the GNU-style / (also applicable to Vim), or Emacs-style C-s ...
Piltdown Man - Find - The Sheffield Park Find
... site about two miles away from the original finds ... known, the site was never identified and the finds appear largely undocumented ... Woodward did not present the new finds to the Society until five months after Dawson's death in August 1916 and deliberately implied that he knew where they had been found ...
Coriander - Variation in Taste Response
... A minority of people find the taste and smell reminiscent of soap, and thus find it offensive ... having no response to the aromatic chemical that most find pleasant, while simultaneously being sensitive to certain offending unsaturated aldehydes ...
Glossary Of Baseball - F - Find His Swing
... he may take extra practice or instruction to "find his swing." Perhaps he has a hitch in his swing, or his batting stance has changed ... Having "lost his swing," now he must "find it." This phrase is also used in golf ...

More definitions of "find":

  • (verb): Receive a specified treatment (abstract).
    Example: "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"
    Synonyms: receive, get, obtain, incur
  • (verb): Succeed in reaching; arrive at.
    Example: "The arrrow found its mark"
  • (verb): Come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost.
    Example: "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
    Synonyms: regain
  • (verb): Make a discovery.
    Synonyms: discover
  • (verb): Obtain through effort or management.
    Example: "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college"
  • (verb): After a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study.
    Example: "Find the product of two numbers"
    Synonyms: determine, find out, ascertain
  • (verb): Perceive or be contemporaneous with.
    Synonyms: witness, see
  • (verb): Decide on and make a declaration about.
    Example: "Find someone guilty"
    Synonyms: rule
  • (verb): Accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation.
    Example: "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
    Synonyms: find oneself
  • (verb): Come upon, as if by accident; meet with.
    Example: "We find this idea in Plato"
    Synonyms: happen, chance, bump, encounter
  • (verb): Make a discovery, make a new finding.
    Synonyms: discover
  • (verb): Perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place.
    Example: "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"

Famous quotes containing the word find:

    Oh well, I will say here,
    knowing each man,
    let you find a good wife too,
    and love her as hard as you can.
    Robert Creeley (b. 1926)

    We sometimes find truth, but more often it finds us.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
    Colette [Sidonie Gabrielle Colette] (1873–1954)