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Find a file, a directory or restic IDs


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.



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


pattern is a pack-ID


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


display the pack-ID the blobs belong to (with --blob or --tree)

-s,  --snapshot=[]

snapshot id to search in (can be given multiple times)


only consider snapshots which include this taglist, when no snapshot-ID is given


pattern is a tree-ID

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


file to load root certificates from (default: use system certificates)


set the cache directory. (default: use system default cache directory)


auto remove old cache directories


set output mode to JSON for commands that support it


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


limits downloads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)


limits uploads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)


do not use a local cache


do not lock the repository, this allows some operations on read-only repositories

-o,  --option=[]

set extended option (key=value, can be specified multiple times)


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)


file to read the repository location from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY_FILE)


path to a file containing PEM encoded TLS client certificate and private key

-v,  --verbose[=0]

be verbose (specify multiple times or a level using --verbose=n, max level/times is 3)


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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Jan 2017 generated by `restic generate`