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GNU Findutils
Tools to find files and to operate on groups of files

Findutils supplies the basic file directory searching utilities of the GNU system. It consists of two primary searching utilities: find recursively searches for files in a directory according to given criteria and locate lists files in a database that match a query. Two auxiliary tools are included: updatedb updates the file name database and xargs may be used to apply commands with arbitrarily long arguments.


User manual included and available online from

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Download version 4.6.0 (stable)
released on 28 December 2015

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License:GPLv3orlaterGenium31 January 2016

Leaders and contributors

Stephane Barizien Contributor
Jesus Bravo Alvarez Contributor
John David Anglin Contributor
Jonathan R. Ferro Contributor
Mark Kettenis Contributor
James Youngman Maintainer
Paul Slootman Contributor
Andreas Schwab Contributor

Resources and communication

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DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
User, DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
User, DeveloperBug Tracking

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 January 2016.


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