Hunting for an AWOL folder

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Dec 19 18:26:54 UTC 2008

Peter N. Spotts wrote:

> 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!

# locate local | grep -v /usr/local


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