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Old 07-13-2001, 11:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy How do you search for...


How do you search for a file from the command prompt?


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Old 07-13-2001, 11:58 AM   #2
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whereis x

Certainly works for prog's
 
Old 07-13-2001, 12:07 PM   #3
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Talking Search

try this....
find named [filename]
 
Old 07-13-2001, 12:17 PM   #4
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I'd use
Code:
find / -name fileName
using 'whereis' will only find files that are in your path, however have the time this is what you want to do anyway!

cheers

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Old 07-13-2001, 01:45 PM   #5
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I like this:

as root type 'updatedb' ( I have mine cron'd to go every couple of hours)

then as a user you can type 'locate filename'


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Old 07-13-2001, 04:30 PM   #6
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To search for programs you what they do but can't remember their name, run (as root) makewhatis.
Now the computer make a database containing descriptions for froms it finds.
Try whatis netscape or apropos mail.
Checkout man whatis and man apropos for more info.
 
  


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