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For the religious among us who choose to believe lies, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article very remotely related to Find.

Find is a computer programming language used to look for files.

It is designed so that the unknowing user will notice this fact by getting wrong results or annoying error messages. Here is the classical hello world program in find:

find -maxdepth 0 -printf "Hello World\n"

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