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Re: [vox-tech] Bash completion mystery
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Re: [vox-tech] Bash completion mystery

   Dear Bruce,

   I expect that your question has been satisfied already, but one general 
fast strategy I use to find files (though I expect there are others as 
fast) is to create a text file of my full file system by executing:

sudo find > dir.txt

   in my root directory (/) from a command shell. This creates a text file 
with all the files in my file system (of the main system drive), at least 
as of that time, and I can then use grep to locate file names without 
having to actually search the entire system, which would take much longer. 
I like this strategy because of its simplicity and availability from the 
command line, which I use often.



On Thu, 23 Feb 2012, Bruce Wolk wrote:

> I am trying to find the location of an executable file named
> mkvirtualenv.  If I run "locate mkvirtualenv" it does not find it.  If I
> run "sudo find . -name mkvirtualenv" from the root directory it does not
> find it.  "which mkvirtualenv" yields nothing.  But if I type mkvi<tab>,
> bash completion completes it and it will execute from any directory.
> Can someone explain to me what is going on?  I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
> Thanks.
> Bruce Wolk
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