Re: how to locate files on my computer
On Thu, 2010-09-02 at 20:13 -0500, Neal Hogan wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 8:00 PM, tom <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-09-02 at 19:44 -0500, Neal Hogan wrote:
> >> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 7:39 PM, tom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> > I thought using the command: $ locate <named files> would work, but
> >> > nothing happens, even if I su to root. Any help appreciated.
> >> > Tom
> >> >
> >> man find(1)
> > That command doesn't appear to search my file system and report all
> > files containing the word. Maybe there's a way to put the utility
> > locate on lenny?
> > Tom
> man find! Did you look at the manpage . . . the man page for 'find'?
> Patience can only be afforded those who take the time to look things up!
> # find / -name 'named files'
> # find /foo -name 'named files*'
I certainly did. Except I forgot that if I hit the return button, more
text comes up. So, this is good exercise. Appreciate your patience as
I relearn how to use a command line terminal. Ubuntu has made a cli
cripple of me.