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Old 11-29-2011
Locate equivalent in UNIX

Hi All,

I am a frequent user of loacate in linux and really impressed with its speed and accuracy.

I would like to know if there is any such equivalent in UNIX. (not the find, which is relatively very slow)
Any locate packages which can be made available in UNIX(HP-UX) for this?

TIA,
Pradeep.

Last edited by pradebban; 11-29-2011 at 01:11 PM.. Reason: flavour of unix added
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Old 11-29-2011
Locate is part of gnu findutils. See here on how to get it:

findutils - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
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Old 11-29-2011
Hey Pradeep,

Use 'which' (less quotes) command to achieve this task. I've tried it on Solaris.

Thx
Vinayak
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Old 11-29-2011
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Originally Posted by Vinayak909
Hey Pradeep,

Use 'which' (less quotes) command to achieve this task. I've tried it on Solaris.

Thx
Vinayak
which command searches user's path for a file or an executable.

While locate command traverses file systems for a file or an executable ( similar to find command )
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Old 11-29-2011
There is an overhead to locate, just so you know. It's faster only because it stores a database of files on the system, which has to be updated daily by a cron job.
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