Searching files on Linux
IM currently running Mandrake 10.1 CE and the gernal problem i have is i can't find any good way to search for files. is there any programs out there that make seaching for files as easy as winblows (is hard as that is to say;)) i just don't seem to beable to figure it out :(
#find /root/ -name *.xpi [will search fro files with extension .xpi in /root directory ]
#locate [ after you run #updatedb]
#whereis [ to locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a command ]
Zealotry is never a good thing.
Now, for your question. Are you looking for a command line app, or a gui app. If you're looking for something gui, I can't help you. Sorry.
Command line is a different story.
There are two different apps to use. One is "find" and the other is "slocate". Find manually searches your hard drive for whatever you tell it. For example, let's say I wanted to find the file speaktome_breathintheair in my home directory. I'd type
You can read more about both commands in their respective man pages.
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