Linux how to use find recursively to find certain types of files/extensions

Normally if you're in a certain directory you could do:

find *.txt and it will work as expected, but it won't work recursively through child directories, here's the correct way to do it:

find . -type f -name *.txt

The "-type f" is optional because that means only files, but we could have specified d for directory etc...

The above command will work recursively as you'd expect.  In that way I find "find" to be unintuitive but this is basically what all find functions on all computers are implemented AFAIK (eg. front end search GUI's for different OS's).


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