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Old 05-02-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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File search


Hello, this is my first question here and i did search the forums but couldn't find an answer; I am running Mandriva x64 and the nepoumuk file indexing was causing system hangups (in addition to not returning any results) so i disabled it. However kfind is not returning any results either - i feel a bit stupid and I'm sure there's a simple answer to this but How do i locate files under Mandriva linux? Is there a simple KDE application for that or do i need to look at kfind settings? Does file search only work with indexed database? Thanks for reading and any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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learn a bit of

ls

find

grep

or krusader konqueror
 
Old 05-02-2011, 11:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for a quick reply! I'll read up on the man pages..
 
Old 05-02-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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Mandriva probably has locate installed. It is very fast as it consults a database that is (usually) updated daily. (This means that recently created files may not be located until you run updatedb or wait until tomorrow).

locate filename
locate part_of_a_verylongfilename

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