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Re: [vox-tech] Bash completion mystery



Isn't this what locate does?
assuming the db is up to date, and if it isn't
sudo updatedb
locate somefile.txt

Thanks,
Alex

On 02/24/2012 01:05 PM, Chris Jenks wrote:
>
>     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.
>
>     Yours,
>
>       Chris
>
> 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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