Finding Files & Folders
# find location -name filename
find /etc -name ifcfg-eth0
Find file named ifcfg-eth0 under the directory /etc.
find /home -user joe
Find every file under the directory /home owned by the user joe.
find /usr -name *stat
Find every file under the directory /usr ending in "stat".
find . -perm 664
Search for files with permission 644 in current directory
find / -inum 1011
Searches for file with inode number 1011 in entire filesystem.
Locate has comparatively easy syntax, but it is recommended to run updatedb prior to running locate.
# locate filename
# locate passwd