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Old 05-25-2004, 04:48 PM   #16
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btw, you dont have to do updatedb then do locate
you can use find

find / -name filename

in your case

find / -name lilo.conf
find / -name grub.conf
why not use locate? issuing a find command starting at root can take a while, especially on a slower machine, whereas locate is basically instantaneous once you create the updatedb. this is especially useful if he had to do more searching than just that one. i almost always use locate over find when doing a simple search as this. you don't have to do the updatedb each time, just every once in a while (when you have added new content to your fs), though it is a good suggestion for his specific case. just my $0.02.
Old 05-25-2004, 04:51 PM   #17
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yea, i know, but most of the time, i run linux on pentium 4 or athlon xp computers that dont take long at all to run, therefore i dont have this problem


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