If you happen to be using gnu find in the deadly combination with a directory that is a symlink (you just don’t know that yet), you will find face the hard truth that running:
find /path/to/directory -type f
Will return zero, nada , nichts,
meiyou , which is annoying.
this will make you question your life decisions, and your knowledge on tools that you use daily, only to find out that the directory is actually a symlink :).
So next time you find yourself using
find and it returns nothing, but you are sure that your syntax is correct and get no errors, try adding the
--fowllow or use the
find -L /path/to/directory/with/symlink -type f
This will do what you want :)