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Old 10-31-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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searching a file in my hardisk...


well... I know how to do basic stuff... but never managed to search a file in my hardisk named i.e libjavaplugin_oji.so

and to get a results only!


help?
 
Old 10-31-2005, 12:45 PM   #2
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Well ...

# updatedb
# locate libjavaplugin_oji.so

or ...

# find / -name "libjavaplugin_oji.so" - print


The find command will give you a few errors when hits the /proc directory, but should find it for you. Personally, I like the locate command. You may have to run the updatedb command first to update the database that locate uses to find files.

NOTE: I show these commands as being run by root, but the only one that must be run as root is the updatedb command. With the find command, you'll see a lot more errors (directories that you do not have permission to) it you run it as a non-root user.
 
  


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