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Old 07-15-2008
difference of find,locate and whereis

hi guys,
may i know the difference of find,locate and whereis ?
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Old 07-15-2008
find is a command which is available on every Unix/Linux. The other two are usually available on Linux and Linux like Unix'es.
Else, try them out Smilie
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Old 07-15-2008
lets start by locate/whereis
almost same functionality, locate is gnu implementation and can be quite cool:
It uses its own db it generates ( that you can save for history purpose etc...) and is also used by the GNU find
find /gnu find changes only by the use of the locatedb and extra options I imagine for GNU find...
In usage the locate/whereis is to find a command such as you know its there somewhere but not in your path...
find is more general and looks for all sorts of things and can be seen in syntax understanding as a SQL select equivalent...
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Old 07-15-2008
thx alot guys...
 

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