First you’ll need to launch a terminal session, and then we’ll dive into this by typing the following command.
find / -name 'my-file.txt' 2>/dev/null
Breaking down our ‘ find ‘ command
- ‘ / ‘ - is our search location, since we’re using / it’ll search everything on our root partition
- ‘ -name ‘ - says we’re gonna search by name, and we can type anything in here (* wildcard)
- ‘ 2>/dev/null ‘ - will tell the shell to pipe all errors to dev/null meaning they wont be displayed