non recursive find
find command is recursive by default. Let's say you want to find all the screen shots on your
~/Desktop, but ignore any screens in the directories in Desktop. Setting the
maxdepth flag will tell how far to recurse, using the value
1 only searches the directory you specified, using
2 would go into each directory, but only not search any sub directories, and so on.
#this will recurse by default $ find ~/Desktop -name "*Screen*" #this will only search the Desktop and it's immediate subdirectories $ find ~/Desktop -maxdepth 2 -name "*Screen*"