GNU Find Utilities

GNU Find Utilities
Developer(s) GNU Project
Stable release
4.6.0 / December 28, 2015 (2015-12-28)
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type Miscellaneous Utilities
License GNU GPL

The GNU Find Utilities or findutils is a GNU package which offers basic file searching utilities to search the systems directories of GNU and Unix based computers. It contains implementations of the tools find, locate, updatedb, and xargs.[1] However, locate and updatedb has been split off into a separate package in latest versions in various Linux distributions.

Programs included in findutils

  • find - search for files in a directory hierarchy
  • locate - list files in databases that match a pattern
  • updatedb - update a file name database
  • xargs - build and execute command lines from standard input

See also


  1. "Findutils Project Page". Free Software Foundation.

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