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Old 01-03-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
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Searching ???


If we can find everything from find command than why is there slocate or locate commands present in linux?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 03:24 AM   #2
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Variety. If I can create a text file with vim, why is there anything else, much less 15 thousand alternatives?

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Old 01-03-2005, 03:29 AM   #3
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Re: Searching ???

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If we can find everything from find command than why is there slocate or locate commands present in linux?
hi there,

in the case of slocate, the search is based in a binary database file. what makes much faster. that is why you need always to run updatedb to keep that up to date.
AFAIK, find will search the tree directory structure in your filesystem. what is robust but not that fast.

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Old 01-03-2005, 04:20 AM   #4
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The following discussion covers this topic pretty well.

Locate vs. find
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:27 AM   #5
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Originally posted by /bin/bash
The following discussion covers this topic pretty well.

Locate vs. find
Nice link. This guy took my answer, which I think is the essence of it.

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That's not true, they do not preform the same task.
`find' doesn't find files, it's just a side effect of
the program. `Find's' real occupation is to evaluate files.
a.k.a. to preform tests on them...
s/pre/per/

Wouldn't so much call it a side-effect, as a preliminary step, though. But people are missing a kicking tool if they only use it to find stuff and not do stuff to what they've found.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:27 AM   #6
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The following discussion covers this topic pretty well.

Locate vs. find
hi there,

indeed. nice link.
thanks

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