5.18. Findutils-4.2.23

The Findutils package contains programs to find files. These programs are provided to recursively search through a directory tree and to create, maintain, and search a database (often faster than the recursive find, but unreliable if the database has not been recently updated).

Approximate build time: 0.2 SBU
Required disk space: 8.9 MB
Installation depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC, Gettext, Glibc, Grep, Make and Sed

5.18.1. Installation of Findutils

Prepare Findutils for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/tools

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: make check.

Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 6.19.2, “Contents of Findutils.”