There seem to be two different methods of searching for files in Catfish
What is the difference?
locate is fast but bases its results on a local database that needs to be updated for it to find a recent result. Command updatedb is usually run daily by cron to update the default database.
find is real time so does not depend on a local database. Being real time it is also slower than locate.
Catfish uses the actual Linux commands so you can find more information on both commands with man locate, man locatedb and man find if the 2 links do not give enough information.
Sign up using Google
Sign up using Facebook
Sign up using Stack Exchange
By posting your answer, you agree to the
terms of service.
6 months ago