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2.10.6. Search for files and directories through the console

Byconnecting to hosting via SSH, you can search for files and directories using the commands below.

In commands, instead of a dot . after find you can specify the path to a specific directory within which you want to search.

To search all files and directories by name (case insensitive) in the current directory and all its subdirectories, run the command:

find . -iname name

To search all files by extension (case insensitive) in the current directory and all of its subdirectories, run the command:

find . -iname '*.php'

To search for all files larger than 1000KB in the current directory and all its subdirectories, run the command:

find . -size +1000k

To search for all files less than 500B in size in the current directory and all its subdirectories, run the command:

find . -size -500b

To search for all files and directories modified in the last 24 hours in the current directory and all its subdirectories, run the command:

find . -mtime 1

To search for all files and directories modified in the last 15 minutes in the current directory and all its subdirectories, run the command:

find . -mmin 15

To search all files and directories modified 5 to 10 days ago in the current directory and all its subdirectories, run the command:

find . -mtime 5 -mtime -10 -daystart

To search for all files with the extension env, php, xml, yml or inicontaining the specified line fragment in the current directory and all its subdirectories, run the command:

find ./ -type f -regex ".*\.\(env\|php\|xml\|yml\|ini\)" -exec grep -i -H "fragment_strings" {} \;

You can recursively search all files in all directories like this:

 grep -rn "fragment_strings" ~/