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Old 06-18-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
invader44
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hi,
I installed software I wanted to test out. The OS I am using is fedora and I am trying to figure out how to search for files and certain directories. I have tried find, which, whereis, slocate. none of these work in fedora. I downloaded and iso image with fedora being my OS. I am also lost as what webserver is running. I beleive it is aolserver, still trying to figure that one out. Any one know pre book server at all?
thanks
 
Old 06-18-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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hi,
I installed software I wanted to test out. The OS I am using is fedora and I am trying to figure out how to search for files and certain directories. I have tried find, which, whereis, slocate. none of these work in fedora. I downloaded and iso image with fedora being my OS. I am also lost as what webserver is running. I beleive it is aolserver, still trying to figure that one out. Any one know pre book server at all?
thanks
I'm a bit confused about what your are asking. It seems to be 2 question which are completely unrelated. The first question is about finding files or folders. The most thorough and quick search method I know involves just two commands:
Code:
sudo updatedb
This will take a few minutes depending on how big and how full your file system is.
And
Code:
locate {name, partial or complete, of what you're looking for}
This runs almost instantly. It will find every file or folder containing the name that you've chosen. You can always narrow down the search if you get too many answers.

I don't understand your second question about webservers. Is there are webserver running on your own machine? or what?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Which distro are you actually using; your profile says Slackware, but your qn says you 'downloaded' Fedora ??
Those cmds do generally work on Fedora, so we need more info and actual examples.
The default webserver on Fedora is Apache.
 
Old 06-19-2009, 09:28 AM   #4
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I usally use slackware but I am trying to test out some new software that I downloaded. After installing the software I noticed that fedora 10 is the OS and the commands for finding files and a directory are a little different. So does fedora have its own commands for finding a file or directory. For example, you already know this, in slackware you can type in whereis filename and get all the locations of that file or directory. Does fedora use the same command or does it have its own command? I did use the find command as posted above and if I know the exact name of the file it shows me the directory it is located. About what webserver fedora is using, I asked that question because I was looking for what directory is serving the web pages from. The software that I am trying to get up and going is pre-book server. I can connect to the server by typing in the ipaddress in my web browser, so i am assuming that somewhere on that server is serving me webpages. I did a search for apache, nothing found, but did find something called aolserver.
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