Re: using locate properly
On Tue, 2002-10-08 at 15:15, Robert Wilhelm Land wrote:
> This could be more a question of bash fundamentals:
> By trying to find Muttrc on my HDD I used the locate
> This was the command I ueed:
> rland@MINI:~$ locate [Mm]uttrc
> ... no reaction.
> .....so I tried:
> rland@MINI:~$ locate '[Mm]uttrc'
> rland@MINI:~$ locate "[Mm]uttrc"
> rland@MINI:~$ locate &pi0;[Mm]uttrc'
> ....put the bash into this ">" - mode and could
> only be reset by ctrl+C.
> What has happened here?
> I would be awfully grateful if someone would help.
If you specify a shell pattern to search for, the file needs to match
exactly to this pattern (including the directory part).
$ locate '*/[Mm]uttrc'
Sorry, I can't read the special characters you've used throughout your
last paragraphs - so, I can't help you there. Probably "&pi0;" is a
quoting character and you forget to end the string with the same
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