This question is the next part of this question. I'm trying to use find command (Android 4.2.1; Busybox installed, have root access) to list files owned by a specific group under /, but every time I use it I get the same reply. E.g. I'm trying to find all the files owned by group adb using find / -group adb and the output says:

find: unknown group adb

I tried both single-double quotes but no effect. Tried for other groups but no effect again.

How should I use find then?

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The method of using find is correct.

However there is no group "adb".

Run id -p to get all groups. You will get


Then run find / -group <groupid>.

The groupid is an integer.

  • +1. It works. I was just focusing on the name considering this -group NAME/ID File is owned by given group while it was supposed to be ID that needed to be passed. Could you mention what would be passed as NAME?
    – user109933
    Commented Jun 2, 2015 at 1:11
  • Could you also take a look at a similar questions here? That would be very helpful.
    – user109933
    Commented Jun 2, 2015 at 1:13

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