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Re: [vox-tech] Bash completion mystery



   It looks like it. I figured there had to be a slightly better way, I've 
just never been motivated to find one because I can usually get what I 
want from the find and grep, and because I felt more in-control by using 
the grep utility I've used a long time than having to learn a new 
command, simple though it may be.

On Fri, 24 Feb 2012, Alex Mandel wrote:

> 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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