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Nope, I'm doing it right. I've done it several times as 'root' and still it scrolls down every file, of various names, not just any relating to my printer download. I'm typing in : find / iname "ok4200.pcl.ppd"
The last time I did it, a new sentence appeared at the bottom of the screen at the end of the file list. It said: 'find: iname: No such file or directory'.
I also got: 'find: ok4200pcl.ppd: no such file or directory' as usual.
If I have no such file or directory as 'iname' does this mean something is wrong with my Libranet installation?
Well, I feel suitably humbled, Tinkster. So sorry to have got it wrong again and wasted your time.
However when I do type it right:
root@libranet:/home/jennifer# find / -iname "ok4200pcl.ppd"
I get returned to the command line. No message about directories and files not existing, just back to root@ etc.
Golly, this is taking a time to sort out, isn't it?
He used the KDE tool, and found the file. I think his problem was not noticing the "/" in front of the "tmp," or (if the KDE tool didn't put it there) not knowing the "/tmp" is the default temporary directory.
Later he reports that a
does not list the file. So either the KDE tool lied, of the file was somehow deleted. (Unless he, again, neglected the leading "/," but he stated that he was working from a list of "/tmp," so that seems unlikely.)
Suggestion: Try the download again, using a browser that lets you specify the file location. (I use Firefox, but almost any "modern" browser should offer to let you select the download location and name. Usually a "right-click" and "save link as" will do it, at least in most of the browsers I've used.)