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May 132008

Install mlocate for quick file search in Linux


mlocate is a useful tool for quickly find files on the filesystem based on their name.

To install

# sudo apt-get install mlocate

After install, you would need to build the database for the first time

# sudo updatedb&

Now the database building/indexing is running in the background, when it is finished, you can use the locate command to lookup file in your filesystem.

# locate

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