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.
If locate does not work, run the command: slocate -u to rebuild the index.
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world" ~ Archimedes
udpatedb - Update the database for locate (usually run daily by cron to update the default database.)
slocate - Security Enhanced version of GNU Locate (users won't see files they don't have access to.)
find - Search for files that meet a desired criteria
Equivalent Windows command: DIR /S - Display a list of files and folders
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