`locate` is a command-line tool for local file search using a database.

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Search tool with file content indices

Are there any file search tools like gnome-search-tool (gui where I can select several options, like age of file, file-size, owner, etc) that uses DB indices for not only the file name but the file ...
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updatedb.conf, Ignore files using pattern match/globbing

Running locate command with a file name returns multiple entries as, a.py a.pyc a.py~ Obviously, i am not looking for binaries/compiled files. I tried to configure locate command to ignore files ...
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What exactly files whose names' prefix is “AT.postflight.” are needed for?

I am not sure if this question should be asked here, since I am on an OS X, but since I am using bash, and I am asking about the meaning and the purposes of some files. I am trying to understand why ...
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What are the major differences between the Darwin/BSD and GNU versions of Findutils?

OS X comes with its own versions of find, locate, and xargs. GNU versions of these utilities are also available as part of GNU Findutils. What are the major differences between the two versions? Is ...
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Installing mlocate on mac OS 10.7

I'm a beginner in using Linux. I'm trying to use the command "locate". Once I use this command, I get an error that says the locate database should be created. I used the command below to create that ...
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mlocate not returning any results for known file, even after updatedb

I am speechless... [root@Centos-PHP56 webroot]# ls -al php_errors.log -rw-r--r-- 1 apache apache 327 Apr 21 01:49 php_errors.log [root@Centos-PHP56 webroot]# updatedb [root@Centos-PHP56 webroot]# ...
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Is there a `find` command that uses a database, like `locate`?

locate is simple yet quick because it's database based. find offers much more options but it's slower because it actually browses the filesystem each time it's invoked. So.. find using a database ...