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Find a file, a directory or restic IDs

generated by restic generate


restic find [flags] PATTERN...


The "find" command searches for files or directories in snapshots stored in the repo. It can also be used to search for restic blobs or trees for troubleshooting.


--blob[=false] pattern is a blob-ID

-h, --help[=false] help for find

-H,  --host=[] only consider snapshots for this
host, when no snapshot ID is given (can be specified multiple times)

-i, --ignore-case[=false] ignore case for pattern

-l, --long[=false] use a long listing format showing size and mode

-N, --newest="" newest modification date/time

-O, --oldest="" oldest modification date/time

--pack[=false] pattern is a pack-ID

--path=[] only consider snapshots which include this (absolute)
path, when no snapshot-ID is given

--show-pack-id[=false] display the pack-ID the blobs belong to (with --blob or --tree)

-s,  --snapshot=[] snapshot
id to search in (can be given multiple times)
--tag=[] only consider snapshots which include this
taglist, when no snapshot-ID is given

--tree[=false] pattern is a tree-ID

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

file to load root certificates from (default: use system certificates)
--cache-dir="" set the cache
directory. (default: use system default cache directory)

--cleanup-cache[=false] auto remove old cache directories

--json[=false] set output mode to JSON for commands that support it

key ID of key to try decrypting first (default: $RESTIC_KEY_HINT)

--limit-download=0 limits downloads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)

--limit-upload=0 limits uploads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)

--no-cache[=false] do not use a local cache

--no-lock[=false] do not lock the repo, this allows some operations on read-only repos

-o,  --option=[] set extended option (
key=value, can be specified multiple times)
--password-command="" shell
command to obtain the repository password from (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_COMMAND)
-p,  --password-file=""
file to read the repository password from (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_FILE)

-q, --quiet[=false] do not output comprehensive progress report

-r,  --repo=""
repository to backup to or restore from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY)
--tls-client-cert="" path to a
file containing PEM encoded TLS client certificate and private key
-v,  --verbose[=0] be verbose (specify --verbose multiple times or level --verbose=


restic find config.json
restic find --json "*.yml" "*.json"
restic find --json --blob 420f620f b46ebe8a ddd38656
restic find --show-pack-id --blob 420f620f
restic find --tree 577c2bc9 f81f2e22 a62827a9
restic find --pack 025c1d06


Exit status is 0 if the command was successful, and non-zero if there was any error.

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