GNU findutils

Continuing the theme of standard Unix and Linux command-line tools, I want to pay homage to the GNU findutils. This essential toolkit includes the find and xargs commands. Many system administration tasks can be accomplished and automated by finding files and/or folders based on some criteria and then performing some action on the matching items. These tools provide basic functionality that would appear on the surface to be simple, but in actuality it can take many years – perhaps even a lifetime to master the powerful capabilities available. For the most primitive of system tasks, you will find troves of shell command examples online. To dive deeper, take a look at the official documentation provided by the GNU team:

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