Finding files/dirs in the bash shell:

[bash]find /home -print | grep php
#/home = the path to search in
#-print = print output to screen
#grep = what follows is the search pattern
#php = the search term
#| = pipe, feed left object of | into right object
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This will look in /home for “php” anywhere within a filename and print results on screen

[bash]find /home -name php* -print[/bash]

This will look in /home for filenames begining with “php” and print results on screen