[ubuntu-uk] find a file
fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Mon Aug 6 11:03:57 BST 2007
is there a graphic front end to either of these?
On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 10:50 +0100, Josh Blacker wrote:
> There are the two commands 'find' and 'locate' from the command line.
> One is slower because it literally trawls the system to find things,
> and the other works from a database that's updated every so often - so
> it can miss newer files. (I think find is the faster one, but I could
> be wrong) As far as I know, find has many more options than locate (eg
> to search from the parent directory to a specified depth) - I remember
> reading about it somewhere.
> On 8/6/07, norman <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> > Although I have used Ubuntu for quite some time I have never been sure
> > how to go about finding named files. I am not a Linux person although, I
> > can use a terminal if needed. For example I needed to find any files
> > with .lck as the extension and remove them otherwise I would be unable
> > to burn DVDs using Mthtv. So, I went to Places -> Search for files,
> > entered *.lck and the report was no files found. Yet there had to be at
> > least one file which was causing me the problem. Eventually, after much
> > research I found two files in a folder on my desktop.
> > Surely, Search for places should have found these or am I not using the
> > utility correctly?
> > Norman
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> Josh Blacker
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