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# 1  
Old 12-27-2010
Locate command

Hello to all,

Can I use the "locate" command on AIX 5.3 like on Linux.
If yes what packages should I install and where can I find them.

Thanks,
Enid
# 2  
Old 12-27-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by enux
[...]Can I use the "locate" command on AIX 5.3 like on Linux[...]
Hm, no, AFAIK locate is neither available from the OS nor from the IBM Linux Toolbox.
What do you want to achieve?
  • Find which installp fileset contains a certain binary? Use which_fileset command instead. To make this work you need bos.rte.install and bos.content_list.
  • Find which man pages exist for a certain binary? Use man -k instead.
# 3  
Old 12-27-2010
Hi shockneck
Thank you for your answer,

I just want to search files (any type) quickly. I know that the same can be achieved with find and different arguments, but I prefer to use locate on Linux because is quicker.
If this isn't achieved on AIX I should stick on find.

Thanks,
Enid
# 4  
Old 12-27-2010
Hi,

it was part of the findutils rpm in linux toolbox for applications (at least in AIX 5.3) ... not sure if it still is in there - you could just try?

Regards
zxmaus
# 5  
Old 12-27-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by enux
Hi shockneck
Thank you for your answer,

I just want to search files (any type) quickly. I know that the same can be achieved with find and different arguments, but I prefer to use locate on Linux because is quicker.
If this isn't achieved on AIX I should stick on find.

Thanks,
Enid
Hi Enux,

You can have a try using:

# whereis filename

fast and easy!
# 6  
Old 12-27-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by allanwang77
Hi Enux,

You can have a try using:

# whereis filename

fast and easy!
Hi allanwang77,

man whereis says: "The whereis command locates the source, binary, and manuals sections for specified files"

but I want also to search different kind of text/conf files not only executables.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by zxmaus
Hi,

it was part of the findutils rpm in linux toolbox for applications (at least in AIX 5.3) ... not sure if it still is in there - you could just try?

Regards
zxmaus
Hi zxmaus,
I think I'll give it a try, findutils says that it includes:
- find - search for files in a directory hierarchy
- locate - list files in databases that match a pattern
- updatedb - update a file name database
- xargs - build and execute command lines from standard input

what about the find/xargs executables that are running on the system, are they replaced when installing findutils?

BR
# 7  
Old 12-27-2010
-bash-3.00$ whereis resolv.conf
resolv: /etc/resolv.conf /usr/include/resolv.h

---------- Post updated at 09:28 AM ---------- Previous update was at 09:26 AM ----------

-bash-3.00$ whereis dhcpcd.ini
dhcpcd: /etc/dhcpcd.ini /usr/sbin/dhcpcd

---------- Post updated at 09:29 AM ---------- Previous update was at 09:28 AM ----------

If you have the filename, I think it will be working.

---------- Post updated at 09:33 AM ---------- Previous update was at 09:29 AM ----------

If you find it is not working, please give some example, I want to know. To me, it is a good learning chance.

Thanks

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