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Old 07-21-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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Linux Command Dictionary?

Hey Gang,
I have a folder that holds five different directories.
I know four of these directories are located on the same disk, as for the fifth I cannot tell where it is physically located.
What command can I use to locate where this directory resides physically?
I've tried df however that doesn't show me everything. With df I can locate the other four dirs, but not the fifth.
Also if I have this kind of problem again does anyone know of an online repository of linux commands?
Old 07-21-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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I have no idea what command to use, but here's a link to an alphabetical listing of commands in Linux:

Linux Commands
Old 07-25-2005, 07:29 PM   #3
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df -k will show the drives and mount points.

find / -name <yourdirToFind>

should locate and print the absolute path of <yourdirToFind>

Look at the full path and compare with df output.
Follow the mount points that lead to your directory, then
look on the left side of the df output and you will see the device
name used to mount that device.

devices that are hard disks are typically called /dev/hd<something>
where the <something> is a letter/number combination like a1
which would mean drive a, partition 1


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