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How would you search the entire file system for a file named today.odt?

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    correction: This is in Linux.

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    find / today.odt
    it will search all directories under root, including links.
    For more options, type
    man find
    to read about the command find on Linux (man for manual).

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    Would this also work: find / -name "today.odt " -print

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    Yes it would.
    The quotes are used to delimit regular expressions, for example if you want to find all files ending with .h or .c, you would type in
    find / "*.[ch]" -print
    If you don't put any metacharacters for regular expressions, it will be interpreted as is.

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