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I have a project in my college to search file or folder using the Linux or Ubuntu algorithm. I have to adapt it for mac and windows.

Which algorithm does ubuntu use? or what these all OS use to search any file folder in directory.....

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This does not make sense what are you searching for ? What do you mean by algorithm for linux but also windows and mac ? That is not something linux specific. –  mark kirby Aug 23 at 12:43
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To the downvoters, this is a perfectly acceptable question (admitted, after the edit). –  don.joey Aug 23 at 13:10
    
then what these Operating System use to search file or folder..... I don't know any thing about it.. –  pawan soni Aug 23 at 13:41
    
Its really a brainstorm question @markkirby –  Amit Rane Aug 23 at 13:42
    
You should really provide all the research you did so far. Asking the question here should follow doing your own research. –  don.joey Aug 23 at 15:19

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I have a project in my college to search file or folder using the Linux or Ubuntu algorithm. I have to adapt it for mac and windows.

Which algorithm does ubuntu use?

An algorithm is something abstract, not bound to an OS and neither to a programming language.
The aforementioned libcolumbus is a library that implements the Levenshtein distance algorithm.

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Agreed Jan. I metonymically referred to the implementation as the algorithm, but I like your distinction. –  don.joey Aug 23 at 15:18

I think the algorithm is called libcolumbus.

More about it can be found on the creator's blog: Introducing libcolumbus, a fast online approximate matching library

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