A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to 'find' (by sharkdp)

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fd reviews and mentions

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  • Hyperfine: A command-line benchmarking tool
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Feb 2024
    hyperfine is such a great tool that it's one of the first I reach for when doing any sort of benchmarking.

    I encourage anyone who's tried hyperfine and enjoyed it to also look at sharkdp's other utilities, they're all amazing in their own right with fd[1] being the one that perhaps get the most daily use for me and has totally replaced my use of find(1).

    [1]: https://github.com/sharkdp/fd

  • Z – Jump Around
    16 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Jan 2024
    You call it with `n` and get an interactive fuzzy search for your directories. If you do `n ` instead, it’ll start the find with `` already filled in (and if there’s only one match, jump to it directly). The `ls` is optional but I find that I like having the contents visible as soon as I change a directory.

    I’m also including iCloud Drive but excluding the Library directory as that is too noisy. I have a separate `nl` function which searches just inside `~/Library` for when I need it, as well as other specialised `n` functions that search inside specific places that I need a lot.

    ¹ https://github.com/sharkdp/fd

    ² https://github.com/junegunn/fzf

  • Unix as IDE: Introduction (2012)
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Dec 2023
    Many (most?) of them have been overhauled with success. For find there is fd[1]. There's batcat, exa (ls), ripgrep, fzf, atuin (history), delta (diff) and many more.

    Most are both backwards compatible and fresh and friendly. Your hardwon muscle memory still of good use. But there's sane flags and defaults too. It's faster, more colorful (if you wish), better integration with another (e.g. exa/eza or aware of git modifications). And, in my case, often features I never knew I needed (atuin sync!, ripgrep using gitignore).

    1 https://github.com/sharkdp/fd

  • Tell HN: My Favorite Tools
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Dec 2023
  • Potencializando Sua Experiência no Linux: Conheça as Ferramentas em Rust para um Desenvolvimento Eficiente
    5 projects | dev.to | 12 Dec 2023
    Descubra mais sobre o fd em: https://github.com/sharkdp/fd
  • Making Hard Things Easy
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Oct 2023
    AFAIK there is a find replacement with sane defaults: https://github.com/sharkdp/fd , a lot of people I know love it.

    However, I already have this in my muscle memory:

  • 🐚🦀Comandos shell reescritos em Rust
    9 projects | dev.to | 4 Oct 2023
  • Oils 0.17.0 – YSH Is Becoming Real
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Aug 2023
    > without zsh globs I have to remember find syntax

    My "solution" to this is using https://github.com/sharkdp/fd (even when in zsh and having glob support). I'm not sure if using a tool that's not present by default would be suitable for your use cases, but if you're considering alternate shells, I suspect you might be

  • Bfs 3.0: The Fastest Find Yet
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Jul 2023
    Nice to see other alternatives to find. I personally use fd (https://github.com/sharkdp/fd) a lot, as I find the UX much better. There is one thing that I think could be better, around the difference between "wanting to list all files that follow a certain pattern" and "wanting to find one or a few specific files". Technically, those are the same, but an issue I'll often run into is wanting to search something in dotfiles (for example the Go tools), use the unrestricted mode, and it'll find the few files I'm looking for, alongside hundreds of files coming from some cache/backup directory somewhere. This happens even more with rg, as it'll look through the files contents.

    I'm not sure if this is me not using the tool how I should, me not using Linux how I should, me using the wrong tool for this job, something missing from the tool or something else entirely. I wonder if other people have this similar "double usage issue", and I'm interested in ways to avoid it.

  • Linux Namespaces Are a Poor Man's Plan 9 Namespaces
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Jun 2023
    Looking at the Unix to Plan 9 translation [1] gives me a different opinion. To name one egregious example, omitting find(1) in favor of piping du(1) (what is supposed to be a disk usage analyzer) to grep(1) is not an improvement; it's just user-unfriendliness in service of Rob Pike's minimalist aesthetics. (Contrary to popular belief, find(1) is not a particularly "bloated" program; Rust's "fd" implementation is under 7,000 lines of code [2], about a third of the size of Lua.)

    [1]: https://9p.io/wiki/plan9/Unix_to_Plan_9_command_translation/...

    [2]: https://github.com/sharkdp/fd

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sharkdp/fd is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of fd is Rust.

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