Actually, the find command man page, when you're not used to it, can be a bit obscure. You're actually better off googling something like find command tutorial. Here's ... [by scottro]
Sadly in Linux, certainly Ubuntu, the default GUI file search is not always useful. With a little patience you’ll find files quickly using the command line, where your options are most powerful: www.linuxhaxor.net
Linux Command Syntax and Command Help
By Andrey Jone
Linux Command Syntax can be very confusing. To compound matters, every command has slightly different Syntax. When you enter a command you will need to know what switch or options to use. This will allow you to turn a common command into a powerful tool.
One important thing to keep in mind is letter case.
Searching For Files And Folders With The find Command
In this tutorial we'll look at the find command and how you can quickly use it to locate files in your filesystem. Find is a powerful utility capable of locating files anywhere on your system including mounted drives and removable storage, processing regular expressions, and even running other commands on those files.