I know there's a command to search for a file anywhere. It's a quite simple, 1 word command. Sadly, I forgot what it is.
So, let's say I want to search for a file name
testingthis. The file could be anywhere in the system. How would I do it?
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You can use
find / -name testingthis
For locate the system has to build a database of files. If the database is not built it will not find anything. Also if you add new files they will not be found until the database is updated again. You can updated the database with