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Old 04-19-2009, 09:31 AM   #1
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Need help with file navigation and searching for a file

I have installed software and need to find one of the libraries that came with it. In windows, I would do a file->search and it would come up with the path.

I am told that
is the path, but how do I get there?

Can someone give me the basics of file navigation and file finding?

OK- I've found the file->search utility, but would love to know how to navigate around ie: see all of the files
Thank you,

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Old 04-19-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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If wiring_analog.c the file is you are looking for:

sudo find / -name wiring_analog.c

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Old 04-19-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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check the find manpage this is the most useful command in linux to search the things. locate also help you to find the location of files or directory but you will have to update the locate database


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