Linux SysAdmin & DevOps

fd-find - Simple fast amazing alternative to classic linux find

fd-find - is a simple, fast and friendly alternative to the classic linux find comand. Please take into consideration that this tool is a not a find replacement and it might be missing some of the features linux find has but it’s pretty close to it so it provides around 80% of the default find options and features


fd-find features

  • Convenient syntax: fd PATTERN instead of find -iname 'PATTERN'.
  • Colorized terminal output (similar to ls).
  • It's fast (see benchmarks below).
  • Smart case: the search is case-insensitive by default. It switches to case-sensitive if the pattern contains an uppercase character.
  • Ignores hidden directories and files, by default. Ignores patterns from your .gitignore, by default.
  • Regular expressions.
  • Unicode-awareness.
  • The command name is 50% shorter than find :-).
  • Parallel command execution with a syntax similar to GNU Parallel.

fd-find can be installed on most of the linux distributions, MacOS and even Windows. You can install it using your favourite package manager (linux), brew (MacOS), Chocolately/Scoop (Windows) or using the pre-compile binaries available on fd-find project release page.

To use it is as simple as executing: fd search-keyword.

Please give it a try, it’s really fast compared to the classic linux find!