Raspberry Pi Linux LESSON 15: Using the Linux Find Command

As you begin to write programs and build files, you will eventually need help in finding your files and folders. This is where the Linux “find” command comes in. In this video we explore use of the find command and demonstrate how use of find with wildcards and pipes creates a powerful combination.

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    1. Paul , probably stating the obvious but all your easy to follow lessons on pi, arduinos etc would make a great book.
      I’d buy it and happily click on donate extra to a worthy charity, perhaps give George’s community a bit of a hand up or something.
      Still waiting for the Display LCD to turn up from China to continue with the Arduino lessons but tuning up on Linux until it does.
      Great fun, thanks.

      1. David, thanks for the kinds words. I have not done a book because books are too static, and WEB sites can be easily updated and expanded. Hope you continue to find the site useful.
        PJM

  1. Yes I agree, I would have probably never found these lessons if they were just in a book. All my students think Paul is well cool ( high praise indeed from a British teenager) but I have to give them longer than one night to get their homework done. Guess that’s why UK never got to the moon!
    Keep the lessons coming they are much appreciated.
    Students would like to know if there is any chance of something on the basics of radio controlled if possible through an arguing. I think they have ideas on a Mars lander type project coupled with the distance sensors etc, but at the moment we are a little stuck on how to send receive etc.
    Kind regards,
    David

    1. David,
      It would be normal to have more than one day on these lessons. Day one, try and have them just follow along and reproduce what I did in the lesson, then on subsequent days assign similar objectives that draw on the commands and components learned in the lesson. Have them think and apply what they have learned to a new but related problem. Might spend up to a week on a lesson to give them the opportunity to really know it.

  2. Agreed, we are running an after school club once a week and using a learn with Paul first, then practice/ repeat and then apply approach to the topics we study in Physics experiments. The arduino makes a really good inexpensive DIY data logger and they learn more if they create the sensor as well as doing the experiment. We are really enjoying it but as always I struggle to keep up with them. I think we will end up with a Tuesday and Thursday club.
    Kind regards,
    David.

    1. You are doing exactly what I had hoped people would do with these lessons. We need to get the programming and building things into schools. Students HATE worksheets, but love to learn to build things. Glad you are making a difference with your students.
      PJM

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