Hunting for an AWOL folder

Peter N. Spotts pspotts at
Fri Dec 19 17:48:59 UTC 2008

Hi Folks,

An odd question: What's the most efficient way to hunt for a folder
that appears to have gone AWOL? I was using Thunar to drag the folder
to another one (both in my user directory). The folder vanished from
its old home, but failed to appear in the new one. I've looked in
several folders one by one, and can't find it. But there's gotta be a
better way to do that...Unfortunately, the missing folder carries the
name "local" so when I run the "locate" command, you can imagine how
many of those show up in my terminal!

With best regards,


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