Find Files Based on their Permissions in Linux

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 Find Files Based on their Permissions in Linux

In Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and applies a user-specified action on each matched file.

Let’s have some example

  • Find Files With 777 Permissions in root directory
# find . -type f -perm 0777 -print

  • Find Files Without 777 Permissions
# find / -type f ! -perm 777

  • Find Read Only Files

# find / -perm /u=r


  • Find all Executable files.

# find / -perm /a=x


  • File all Hidden Files
# find /tmp -type f -name ".*"

  • Find all Empty Directories
# find /tmp -type d -empty
  • Find all empty files under certain path.
# find /tmp -type f -empty


Find and remove multiple files such as .mp3 or .txt, then use


# find . -type f -name "*.txt" -exec rm -f {} \;
# find . -type f -name "*.mp3" -exec rm -f {} \;


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