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How can I combine the find command with other commands so I don't have to navigate to the folder?

Sometimes I want to run certain files, but I don't want to navigate all the way to the folder. If I know the file name and find -name file_name.py only returns one result, can I just use that? For ...
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What is the difference between “find” and “locate” search methods in Catfish?

There seem to be two different methods of searching for files in Catfish What is the difference?
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How do I get mlocate to only index certain directories?

I'd like to use mlocate on my Ubuntu server, but only to index certain directories (e.g. /home and /data, but not everything under /). However, mlocate's standard configuration works the opposite way; ...
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How to find location of installed library

Background: I'm trying to build my program but first I need to set up libraries in netbeans. My project is using GLU and therefore I installed libglu-dev. I didn't note location where the libraries ...