i am attempting to find a file and its location. Using SUN OS 5.7
find / -name <I>filename</I>
The find command has a lot of parameters.
This configuration works fine.
Login as any user.
find / -name "file_name" -print 2>/dev/null
If you don't know what is exactly the name of the file, then you can user metacharacters.
find / -name "file_name*" -print 2>/dev/null
The command will print on the standard output the result of the find, and any error (by example you don't have priviledge to read a directory) is going to the "trash can".