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Old 12-27-2005, 06:42 AM   #1
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Question Find/locate an exact file

I am trying to find an exact filename which is called exe.

Don't worry about the filename but if I do a locate i comes back with every file or directory that has the pattern exe in it.

Maybe a find syntax, but find is slow?

How could I scan my filesystem for this file only?

Old 12-27-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
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find could proably do it but rather than fudge around with that, try this:

locate exe | grep '\/exe$'
Old 12-27-2005, 07:56 AM   #3
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find / -name 'exe'


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