Linux Commands: Find files


locate-Linux Command

locate command- Find files

Syntax: locate [options] pattern

 

Description: To find out if it is absent, you can use the locate command. First, issue the following command at the command prompt (log in as "root"): bash# updatedb

This command searches the hard drive and updates a database for the locate command in use. It can take a few minutes to run, but probably it will take only 20-30 seconds or so. Afterwards, issue the command:
Example:

Related: find

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