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LOCATE

Posted On 2007-05-01 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
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Find files.

SYNTAX
locate [options] pattern

Options

-d path, --database=path
Search databases in path.
path must be a colon- separated list.

-h, --help Print a help message and exit.

--version Print version information and then exit.
Search database(s) of filenames and print matches. *, ?, [, and ] are treated specially; / and . are not.

Matches include all files that contain pattern, unless pattern includes metacharacters, in which case locate requires an exact match.


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