find a file

Allan Valeriano allvaleriano at
Mon Aug 6 11:21:46 UTC 2007

On 8/6/07, norman <norman at> wrote:
> Although I have used Ubuntu for quite some time I have never been sure
> how to go about finding named files. I am not a Linux person although, I
> can use a terminal if needed. For example I needed to find any files
> with .lck as the extension and remove them otherwise I would be unable
> to burn DVDs using Mthtv. So, I went to Places -> Search for files,
> entered *.lck and the report was no files found. Yet there had to be at
> least one file which was causing me the problem.

That's one problem I have too. Sometimes I find things using the "locate -R"
command, but sometimes it doesn't work. I still haven't learned how to
search things on linux.
I have also looked on man and google about how to use the grep command, but
still haven't figured out how to find things this way. A couple of days ago,
I wanted to find all the files containing a specific word, but couldn't
figure out how to use the grep command. =(

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