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Old 08-19-2003, 06:43 PM   #1
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Question locate fuxx0red


Running Mandrake 9.1

and having problems finding files... now I know you could use either slocate or locate and that as root you're supposed to updatedb or whatever, but I just can't seem to find any of the files I need to find...

Any ideas?
Old 08-19-2003, 07:28 PM   #2
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Try using a subset of the filename, e.g. for "MPlayer" try "layer". You'll get a longer list but will avoid the problem of case-sensitivity.
Old 08-19-2003, 09:14 PM   #3
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what happens, is like if I were to look for wine I would never find all the wine dirs and so forth, but maybe a few reference docs in share/docs/ or something...

I'm not sure if even slocate and locate are the prorams to use to do what i'm trying to do (find any all and all refers to search string)

Does that make any sense?
Old 08-19-2003, 10:08 PM   #4
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Indeed, check that. Remeber that Linux is case-sensitive


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