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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

locate

Synopsis

                  locate [options] pattern
               

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.

Options

-d path, --database= path

Search databases in path. path must be a colon-separated list.

-h, --help

Print a help message and then exit.

--version

Print version information and then exit.

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