I've used sudo updatedb and then locate foo to find things on my system, and that worked for some things but not others. I needed something more powerful, enter ........... Grep!

Grep works as

grep pattern file-name1 file-name2

as in

grep 'Bin 01' /home/boztu/Music/*

Which shows all instances of 'Bin 01'. Simple to use, and much more powerful than just plain locate!

More information and further examples can be found at http://bulba.sdsu.edu/grephelp.html.


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