Release date: 
Thursday, 24 November, 2016



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The GNU Find Utilities are the basic directory searching utilities of the GNU operating system. These programs are typically used in conjunction with other programs to provide modular and powerful directory search and file locating capabilities to other commands.

The tools supplied with this package are:

  • find - search for files in a directory hierarchy
  • locate - list files in databases that match a pattern
  • updatedb - update a file name database
  • xargs - build and execute command lines from standard input
This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

findutils-4.6.0-2.oc00 (24/11/2016)
Repository: Netlabs stable
Install with ANPM or running the command:
yum install findutils
findutils-debuginfo-4.6.0-2.oc00 (24/11/2016)
Repository: Netlabs stable
Install with ANPM or running the command:
yum install findutils-debuginfo

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install emxrt

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Findutils v. 4.1 (31/3/1998) Readme/What's new
This copy of the GNU find utilites 4.1 has been compiled for OS/2 using the emx 0.9c development tools. It tries to follow the original as closely as possible. The most notable (and hardly noticable) exception is the specification of permission masks for the find -perm predicate. In addition to the rwx modes, you can specify the hsa (hidden, system and archive) modes. Some dirty work is done internally to map them temporarily to the "other" rwx bits. The -ls predicate displays them accordingly. An up to date copy should always be available as The major still missing feature of this port is optimization in terms of elimination of unnecessary stat() calls since OS/2's directory lookup functions already provide all necessary information. This, however, would result in either sort of ugly changes or possibly large amounts of allocated memory. Kai Uwe Rommel -- /* Kai Uwe Rommel ARS Computer & Consulting GmbH, Muenchen, Germany * * CompuServe 100265,2651, Fax +49 89 324 4524 * * ( maintenance) */ DOS ... is still a real mode only non-reentrant interrupt handler, and always will be. -Russell Williams
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