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Old 09-04-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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Question A command equivalent to c:\>dir /a/s/d

when i use windows DOS is my only way of searching for files I use the command dir /a/s/d it can search a whole 23 GB drive in a matter of seconds.

i would like to know if there is a command in linux that would do such task (speed is important because as you know the search tool with konqueror is as slow as the search in windows).

Thanks in advance,
Old 09-04-2006, 06:08 AM   #2
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You can use "locate" or "find". Locate is much faster than find but relies on some sort of database which needs updating in order for locate to find any new files. Some distros update the database automatically through a cron job or everytime you reboot. With others, you have to manually update the database by doing "updatedb" as root.
Old 09-06-2006, 04:14 PM   #3
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sorry for the late feedback
i have tried to try find but i found that this command have a very long man page and i was not able to use it

i have tried locate and it worked nicely and i think i will continue using it

thank you for your help reddazz


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