# Find files by name in project sub-directory

Published on Feb 2, 2022, by Junji Zhi

I blogged about how to search something in a sub-directory in a big Rails code base.

Another workflow I use often is, I know of a file name I want to jump to and I also know the file is placed in my current sub-directory.

To jump to that file, I could invoke projectile-find-file, but it's slow because of the sheer number of files of the project.

Instead, I could use projectile-find-file-in-directory, or C-c p l in Doom Emacs to narrow the file search in a sub-directory. This commands speeds things up a lot for me.

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