FREEBSD: FIND / SEARCH FOR A DIRECTORY OR A FILE - TUTORIAL, HOWTO, NEWBIE, BEGINNER, TIPS, TRICKS, HINTS


FreeBSD: Find / Search for a Directory or a file - Tutorial, Howto, Newbie, Beginner, Tips, Tricks, Hints
How to Search for Files and/or Find Directories on FreeBSD(TM)

HOW TO FIND A FILE OR DIRECTORY ON FREEBSD


    ASSUMPTIONS:

  1. You have already installed FreeBSD.  If not, then click here: How to Install FreeBSD

  2. You have configured the FreeBSD shell.  If not, then click here: How to Configure the FreeBSD Shell

  3. Your 'ports tree' is up to date.  If you don't know, then it probably isn't current.  Update the ports tree by issuing one of these commands: Update the Ports Tree Using CVSup

  4. Here is how to configure your computer so that CVSup is run on a regular basis


    FIND A FILE OR A DIRECTORY:

  5. The locate command is good for finding files and directories.  Enter something similar to:

    locate someprogram | more
  6. If that doesn't work, perhaps try the whereis or find commands:

    whereis someprogram | more

    find / -name "someprogram*"
  7. For variations on these commmands, you can type:

    man locate
    man whereis
    man find





Here are some other FreeBSD related links:
How to Install FreeBSD

Shell Configuration

FreeBSD Device List

Hardware Burn-In Test Using FreeBSD

FreeBSD Commands Cheat Sheet

'make install' fails on FreeBSD

The FreeBSD 'Handbook' online

Search for Answers to Questions about FreeBSD

How to Install NTP (Network Time Protocol) software on FreeBSD

How to Install Samba file server software on FreeBSD

Mounting and Using the Floppy Drive in FreeBSD

Mounting and Using the CD-ROM Drive in FreeBSD

How to Find or Search for a Directory or a file

How to Preserve the Date and Time Stamp When Copying Files

How to Copy Files, and Directories recursively in FreeBSD / unix

How To Fix The 'Read Only File System' Problem When rc.conf is Corrupted on Freebsd

Random Passwords Generator

URL Decoder / Link Maker


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