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Old 09-20-2002, 03:48 PM   #1
chansky
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Cool what's the best way to navigate around linux?


is there any special command that can help me locate/navagate a file or a program faster without using cd all the time?

Using cd is OK, but what if I don't even know to what directory a program belongs?
 
Old 09-20-2002, 05:03 PM   #2
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Hi
i think cd just 'll do fine, it's more about tracking down
the right directory. You can use; which, or slocate (locate),
and find to track it down, in a more easy way and cut and paste it to your cd command.
Or use the mc (midnight commander) to navigate and it
has more nifty things
regards
 
Old 09-21-2002, 09:30 AM   #3
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You can do "whereis" and "find" to locate files, but mc (midnight commander) is an excellent file browser, one that I use all the time.
 
Old 09-25-2002, 06:38 PM   #4
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find / -name filename

This starts the search from the / directory for the specified filename filename (bit obvious, that one ). If you already know that the file is somewhere, like /mnt/win_c, then you can substitute the / in the above command for whatever dir you like.

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