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Old 07-14-2003, 08:21 AM   #1
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tree


I am trying to get around rh9 and find it is not as easy as winME.
But it sure seems stable!
Can anyone help me with tree. I have tried to search my complete system for different files, but can't make the -P pattern so it understands me. I have used tree -aP http.conf plus other forms with wildcards but its obvious I don't know what I'm doing.
Thank you,
Jerry
 
Old 07-14-2003, 11:21 AM   #2
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try

find -name http.conf /
 
Old 07-14-2003, 11:40 AM   #3
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Isn't the syntax for the find command like this instead:
Code:
find [path...] [expression]
find / -name http.conf
 
Old 07-14-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
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d'oh... it is
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:10 PM   #5
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Thank you for your response.
What I was looking for was a equivelant to the search utility in winME. If your'e not familar with it, it will search which ever drive/drives that you want.
I just tried find /httpd.conf and all it did was do a minimum search.
Do you know if you can add switches to expand the search area?
Jerry
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:22 PM   #6
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Unless I am miss-reading, the command you want to use is
Code:
find / -name http.conf
Not
Code:
find /httpd.conf
Also, you can look in the man page of find for more info.
Code:
man find
 
Old 07-14-2003, 10:21 PM   #7
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Thank you I'll try it out.
Jerry
 
Old 07-14-2003, 10:42 PM   #8
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You may also want to look at the "locate" command.

It searches a database instead of your harddrive.

Basically, you use the "updatedb" command to make the database of your harddrive.

Then you do a "locate [file/keyword]" and it will spit out where that file is or files w/ that keyword Instantly (because its searching a small database instead of the harddrive).

The downside is that you will only find files thats as up-to-date as the database, but you can update it any time you want.

This is one thing that makes linux great. I mean, its nice being able to search a whole harddrive instantly.

"man locate" , "man updatedb" for more info.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 10:58 PM   #9
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Thank you very much, with the (-) it kept searching until it found the exact match.
Have a nice day
Jerry
 
  


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