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Re: [vox-tech] Red Hat Soundblaster Setup

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Red Hat Soundblaster Setup
  • From: Rusty Minden <rminden@maMAPSil.com>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 14:03:26 -0800

Even after running updatedb I could not use find to locate sndconfig I tried
several time I could only find it using locate. This is with Red Hat 7.0 my
current distrobution of choice (in case you are wondering I wanted to learn
the rpm and other tools Red Hat uses).

I am also very upset with LibraNet they have still not released their source
code for 1.8.2 nor is it available for download. This is in violation of GPL
and so I have turned my back on them until they get their act together.

------Original Message------
From: William Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net>
To: vox-tech@franz.mother.com
Sent: January 28, 2001 9:52:26 AM GMT
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Red Hat Soundblaster Setup

> use updatedb to update locate's database.

A few gotchya's... If you cannot see the file yourself (ie, if you KNEW
where it was, but couldn't cd there or ls there), locate on most modern
systems won't show it to you, even though it's in the database.
(This is because, in fact, the system has "slocate", secure-locate,

Also, updatedb must be run as root (and takes a long time).  To me, it's
more of a quick way of doing "find" more than a quick way of doing "which".

Of course, either ("locate" or "find") can be 'trained' to be more
which-like.  (I'll get you, my pretty!)  Just use grep.  For example:

locate netscape | grep bin

This will keep you from seeing a gazillian "/home/user/.netscape/cache/..."
files, man pages, Java DLL's, HTML help files, and other crud you don't

Of course, one learns quickly about "grep -v" ;)

locate netscape | grep -v cache | grep -v man | grep -v -i htm



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