Linux locate command: Find Files and Directories Quickly and Efficiently

terminal-logo-smallThis is quick guide howto find files and directories quick and efficiently on Linux with locate command. Linux find command is outdated, slow and complicated to use, so locate command is much better option.

Locate basic usage find files and directories

Find (locate) ignore-case (not case sensitive)

Find (locate) only file name (basename)

Limit locate output

Print number of found entries

Print locate statistics

Find (locate) with full file info

Simply locate something and pipe output to ls command.

Want to know even more

Check help and manual

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  1. this post is very usefull thx!

  2. Thanks JR,

    I’m new to working on Linux Servers & this tut has helped me to learn new thing

    • Hi Chris,

      Nice to hear that this guide helped you and welcome to Linux world. :)


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