See the files and but can't find where it is


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See the files and but can't find where it is

Hi,

On my Linux system - when I do

Code:
 
ls *tar*   
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  root  245233115 Sep  4 10:42 starrcxt_2011.12-sp3.tar.bz

I can see the files. But I can't find where it is.

I also did
Code:
locate starrcxt_2011.12-sp3.tar.bz

I can't find the files.
# 2  
Well, could you explain what the problem you are having with it actually is? It could be that there is a directory with tar in the name somewhere, and ls will show you the contents of the directory by default.

Try:-
Code:
ls -ld *tar*

... and see if that helps. If not, post the output and say what you are expecting.




I hope that this helps.

Robin
Liverpool/Blackburn
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# 3  
I must be missing something extremely obvious.

If you run ls *tar* you will not get a long format list of files unless you have installed an alias for ls or you have a filename starting with a hyphen and containing an l and a space or tab and a bunch of backspace characters followed by starrcxt_2011.12-sp3.tar.bz. If you don't have an alias in place, then if you run ls *tar* and ionly prints starrcxt_2011.12-sp3.tar.bz, then you would know that a file with those characters in its name exists in the directory where you ran the ls command.

Try using the following commands and let us know what you get:
Code:
type ls
ls *tar*|od -c

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# 4  
Also you can run find command to get the file path:-
Code:
find . -name starrcxt_2011.12-sp3.tar.bz -exec dirname {} \;

# 5  
Thank you so much for the quick reply. I was able to find it using the find command above.
 

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