If you are only interested in files of a certain type, use the -type argument, followed by one of the characters in Table 17.1 [some versions of find don't have all of these -JP ].
Unless you are a system administrator, the important types are
directories, plain files, or symbolic links (i.e., types
Using the -type operator, another way to list files recursively is:
It can be difficult to keep track of all the symbolic links
in a directory. The next command will find all the symbolic
links in your home directory and print the files that
your symbolic links point to.