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Date:      Wed, 19 May 1999 22:20:02 +0100
From:      "InvictaNet Customer Support" <support@invicta.net>
To:        "Freebsd-Questions (E-mail)" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Looking for files
Message-ID:  <000001bea23d$5d3965a0$1a6e4ac3@mail.mad-cow.org.uk>
In-Reply-To: <374318C9.CBAA460A@kew.com>

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The best method is to use locate "locate xyz". However, locate uses a
database of file entries which must be created/updated first.

On my "unsupported" "out dated" "unreliable" 3.0-980520-SNAP (no dig at
other readers of this list intended) system you need to run
/etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate if it doesn't already run automatically.

Martyn
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Ed Keith
Sent: 19 May 1999 21:02
To: freebsd-questions
Subject: Looking for files


In DOS if I'm looking for a file that I don't remember the full name of,
but I know it starts with "xyz" I can "cd /" and "dir /s xyz*.*" and
find out where it is.

How can I do this in FreeBSD?

Thank you in advance,

    -EdK




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