A command line application that shows file locations.

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Accessing exported gcode from Slic3r?

I've been using Ubuntu for about a month and am definitely a novice, apologies if this question is trivial. I use a program called Slic3r to create gcode (machine instructions) from stl files for 3D ...
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Open the directory in Nautilus of a file found with locate

After locating an .odt file I want to open the containing folder. For example i type locate /home/*special*.odt and find only one file. How to achieve this ? I tried to google the problem, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Files not showing up in Nautilus, but can find using “locate” command

My Downloads folder is showing nothing right now( it was working perfectly earlier), and when I try to find a file using locate -i which is in my downloads folder, it shows the path ...
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locate [file] but go to directory, it's not there [duplicate]

I am root. I have PHP webpage on Apache 2 server putting .stl files in /var/www/upload using move_uploaded_file( 'from', 'to' ) When I use locate, I see the file is in /var/www/upload When I cd to ...
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How come the locate command doesn't find obvious files?

The locate command sounds intuitive. I would expect it to locate files on the filesystem. However, it rarely finds files on the system that are indeed present: $ locate ipsec.secrets This gives no ...
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Unable to locate package libQt5SerialPort5

Currently i am using the ubuntu 12.04 LTS. However, i had this issue of locating the specific package 'libQt5SerialPort5'. Have tried the method using sudo -aptget install but still unable to find ...
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File isn't where locate says it is

I'm trying to find a certain file for apache so I used the locate command to find it, however, when I go to the directory that locate says it is in, the file isn't there. Does anyone know why this ...
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Why locate is faster than find? [duplicate]

I was looking for a file in my source and tried both locate and find. Surprisingly locate was searching in entire machine and was faster than find, which was searching only in current directory and ...
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Unable to locate package jupiter

I'm trying to install jupiter to maintain the heat in my laptop. However, when I use the following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install jupiter ...
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File name is now red and I can't find it

I did this mv -f bashthings /playinhere/ to move a directory "Bashthings" and all of it's files into another directory "Playinhere". Now I can't see Bashthings and when I "locate" it, it shows up, ...
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Does the mlocate.db generated by my updatedb cron job also applies to 'find'?

Reviewing the find man pages for Linux and for Unix, I came across the fact that the mlocate.db seems to apply to 'find' based searches as well as to 'locate' executions in certain flavors of Ux. So ...
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how to find a word in text files from a directory [duplicate]

Suppose that I have a directory with name _file and includes two sub directory like _1 and _2 and on each one I have some text files. I want to search a word like foo in one of these text files. How I ...
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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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Locating a installation

Hello I would like to find a file called lyxpipe (which is used by the program lyx). However, I don't have a idea where the program is installed. I typed locate lyx lyx: /usr/bin/lyx2.0 ...
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locate partial file name mlocate

I want to find a file using locate command. I'm not much sure the file name. I have following files in 3-4 folder in my home directory. PRVL_Securities_0200_H240401.html ...
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Use locate to find name in directories only

If i lost a file I use locate a lot. Works perfectly and with grep you can quickly find back what you looked for. However, often it generates a lot of output which is not always easy to filter. One ...
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'locate' command in terminal. Why is it so fast?

Searching a keyword in linux terminal using the locate command gives answer in a short time. What is the search algorithm used?
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unable to install locate or mlocate

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Ruinning cat /etc/apt/sources.list shows: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse deb ...
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How do I disable the “Show cursor when ctrl is pressed” option in 13.04? [duplicate]

I can't find it anywhere, and it's interfering with my work. I tried it just for fun, but now I can't figure out how I turned it on! Please help. Tweaks, code, or whatever. I need it disabled. Thanks! ...
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Locate name doesn't work

There is a file at /user/share/jogl.jar. I am using locate jogl.jar but it doesn't work. Why?
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Why anacron does not call the crontab user files?

I want a special command to be lauched everyday, but dont want to put it in the /etc/cron.d/ because its a user specific user! pg@pipoTower: ~$ crontab -l # m h dom mon dow command 0 0 * * * ...
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Browse through file databases created by updatedb (locate)?

Having indexed external drives using updatedb -l 0 -o db_file -U source_directory I wonder whether there is already a (GUI) browser like Nautilus to navigate offline through the indexed files. Note: ...
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music downloads not here [closed]

I paid for two music downloads from ubuntu one music. They charged me of course. And guess what? No sign if either soundfile anywhere on the computer. Did a search of the home folder. They're not ...
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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 to install the locate command?

I wish to have the command locate in ubuntu 12.04 (which is used for finding files. I believe there is such a command but I cannot see it in ubuntu 12.04 Is it part of any package?
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How to check for missing files in filesystem or directory with bash (after crash)?

After the system unmounted the root partition, I detected that some files are missing in the filesystem. wifi and the gwibber icons disappeared from the indicator applet I am trying to check if ...
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Excluding results from synapse

Synapse is showing all results from zeitgeist, locate, ... How do I exclude some private Results from being displayed in synapse? Keep files from showing up? The best would be an option to enter ...
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How do I run Updatedb everyday?

How do I edit update.conf at /etc/update.conf to run everyday? This would enable me to use locate with a very recent database. I read this: default settig,updatedb,it has been in /etc/cron.daily ...
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“Ghost” output from locate?

I deleted some files, but they seem to still exist. Can anyone please explain the output of this: m@work:~$ locate cfx.css | xargs rm m@work:~$ locate cfx.css /var/www/wfox/hbr.co.nz/cfx/a/c/cfx.css ...
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Unexpected deletion of directory

I find that somehow the Downloads directory in /home/user/ is deleted. on using locate Downloads, it shows the existence of directory without any existence of files within. now when I manually create ...
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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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Add a database to use with locate command?

I would like to know if anyone knows how I can create a database of a file system on my computer. so I can choose this data base to search for files on this file system efficiently. I ask this ...
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Determine destination location of apt-get install <package>?

For some applications its fairly easy enough to locate where the application was installed to using the "which" command. However, some applications such as Tomcat are a little out of my league to ...
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How do I reduce the size of mlocate database?

I'm out of space on /var 25G 25G 0 100% /var It looks like mlocate.db is the problem: # find /var -printf '%s %p\n' | sort -nr | head 13140140032 ./lib/mlocate/mlocate.db.cgLMAM ...
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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 ...
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Why wont locate find text within files from Catfish?

I am using Catfish. The locate backend wont find text within files. I already ran "sudo updatedb". What is wrong?
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Is locate output directory-dependent?

When I'm in my home directory and type locate *.cpp I get hundreds of results. Using the same command in (for example) ~/../forfun/netstream/, I see only a few results. How is this possible?
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How do you get details from the output of the locate command?

When I run the ls -l command I get details about the files in the current directory like permissions, owner, group, file size. Is there a way I can get these same details instead of just the ...
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updatedb & locate command problem - Files from external hard drive are no longer indexed after rebooting

Files from my external hard drive are no longer indexed after rebooting. I have to remount and then run # updatedb after each reboot. The problem is updatedb takes a few minutes for my external ...
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locate, updatedb & cron

On a new EC2 Lucid AMI, I've tried: $ locate include_prompt.sh And got: locate: can not stat () `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db': No such file or directory I've created the locate database using ...