Click on the button “terminal” on the CentOS desktop to open the Linux command prompt window.
Type the command “find -name tables.txt” and press “Enter” to start searching a file. In this example, you search the file “tables.txt.”
Use an asterisk (*) in the file name as a wild-card character to search for multiple files or if you do not know the exact name. For example, the command “find -n tables.*” finds all files with the name “tables” and any extension such as files “tables.txt”, “tables.doc” or tables.xls.”
Read the command output that is the list of found files with the full directory path. If no files are found, the command produces no output.