slocate in the default desktop install

Emmet Hikory emmet.hikory at
Tue Feb 12 14:35:24 GMT 2008

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> slocate, AIUI, indexes the entire disk (including things that not everybody
> can read) and selectively filters the index appropriately.
> But at any rate, I don't think the distinction between the home directory
> and the whole filesystem matters very much to a typical modern desktop user.
> Even if they did find /usr/bin/dbus-binding-tool when searching for the bus
> schedule they saved, it wouldn't be useful to them.

    Although the contents of /usr/share/doc/ are typically quite
interesting, and are sometimes not bad matches to various locate
search terms (depending on how extensively the documentation or
examples are for any given package).


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