[Ubuntu] Does the "find" command cache file system info?

Joshua Smith juicewvu at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 23:22:54 UTC 2012

Find doesn't cache per se but the file system does. 

Josh Smith

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On Sep 15, 2012, at 7:16 PM, John Hupp <ubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:

> I'm curious about this observation: If I do a find search on the root directory, it ordinarily takes a minute or two -- as one would expect if it were examining everything afresh.
> But if I follow that up with a different find search on the root, it finishes in a few seconds.
> Does find cache file system information and reuse it under certain conditions?  Or does Linux itself cache some sort of information from an initial search that a subsequent search benefits from?
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