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Re: [SLE] Is there a "find file on system" command?
  • From: "Rob Freeman" <sysadmin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 20:06:17 -0500
  • Message-id: <115c01c43a18$d35585c0$45a610ac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug McGarrett" <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 7:51 PM
Subject: [SLE] Is there a "find file on system" command?


> The subject says it all. There was even a 3rd-party command in DOS
(whereis)
> which would search the system for a file name, regardless of its
directory.
> I have never been able to find such a program on Linux.
>

I always:

su
find directory -name filename

hence to search the entire computer for all rpm's

find / -name *.rpm

Need to be root

Rob


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