Linux : find a file using locate


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locate

locate is a command used to find files with specific name, extensions etc in Linux. It also capable of limiting search queries. The command may not available on Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, but can be add using the following command

$ sudo apt install locate

Following Linux manuals may help you

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Manoj

A developer,teacher and a blogger obsessed with Python,Dart and open source world from India

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