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Linux ‘locate’ command


The command ‘locate’ is pretty useful for searching something on system.
Here some uses of it.

1. To find my Apache config file:

$ locate httpd.conf

2. To count to number of results output

$ locate httpd.conf -c

3. To limit the number of results display, 10 for example

$ locate httpd.conf -l 10

Cheers,
Pete Houston

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