When I issue the command

find . -iname *.blend

I get only one result (which is in the pwd). Adding -maxdepth 5 does not help either.

On the other hand find . | grep \.blend$ returns a lot of results (actually the tens of blend files in my tree)

Why is that? What can I do to fix it?

Additional, maybe irrelevant information is that finder does not find anything at all when searching this drive

1 Answer 1


The shell expands *.blend before calling find if there is a matching file in the current directory.


find . -iname '*.blend'


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