ffind – sane replacement for command line file search

ffind allows quick and easy recursive search for files in the command line.

It’s designed to help you find a file you don’t know exactly where it is or how it’s called in a jungle of directories.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Search recursively on current directory by default.
  • Ignores hidden and source control files and directories by default, avoiding showing files you don’t care.
  • If the FILE_PATTERN is all in lowercase, the search will be case insensitive, unless a flag is set. Just write the search in lowercase to ensure maximum returns.
  • Will print colorized output in glamorous red (default), except on redirected output.
  • Can delete matched files, making very easy to clean compiled files, like .pyc or .o.
  • Input filename may be a full regex.
  • Regex can affect only the filename (default) or the full path.
  • Follow symlinks by default, but that can be deactivated if necessary to avoid recursion problems
  • Works in Python3! Older versions (until v1.3.1) are also Python 2.7 compatible for legacy support.
  • Can execute commands on matched files.
  • Experimental fuzzy search.

Developer: Jaime Buelta
License: MIT License

ffind help

ffind is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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