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Re: [K12OSN] Multiplayer games possible? ("find" syntax)



On Thursday 24 July 2003 08:39 am, you wrote:
> Don't forget 'locate', as in
>
> locate mozilla
>
> which maintains a db of what files are where.  Much faster than find.

Very true.  But if it's a freshly installed app, it won't show up right away.  
But I agree, it is good practice to try locate first.

For that matter, on a large system -- find can take literally forever, and 
it's sometimes better to actually run updatedb to get the "locate" database 
freshened.  It crunches the whole hard drive, but then allows for quick 
searches via locate.

...man we're geeks...  ;o)

-Shawn


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