Finding Files with Locate

Posted by devnet on Sep 7, 2010 7:32 PM EDT
Yet Another Linux Blog; By devnet
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Many Linux users use the ‘find’ utility when searching for files using the command line on their system. There are times though where I’m just looking for something and I don’t want to have to wait for the command to scan the entire directory tree in order to track it down. That’s where locate comes in with quick and simple results.

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