Locate, Find, and Whereis

Posted by tripwire45 on Mar 28, 2006 5:23 AM EDT
The Linux-Tutorial; By John T. Douglass
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Want to find something in the Linux File System? It isn't as easy as you might imagine, depending on what you're looking for.

Linux has a number of utilities to help you find what you are searching for but they each perform that function in different ways. Do you only want to search a particular path? Do you want to do a fast but perhaps not a completely through search or wait a bit longer and make sure you've covered everything. To find out which utilities do what, click the link below and get some answers. -Trip

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