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Re: Interactively finding file in a list of directories

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: Interactively finding file in a list of directories
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 21:51:20 +0100

Am 09.03.2007 um 16:52 schrieb Denis Bueno:

For example, assume there are 4 different files all named "find.jsp"
in different directories, and I would like to find a particular one. I
would do M-x find-resource, type "find", hit TAB, it I would see a
list that looks something like:

There is an interface to the UNIX locate database (M-x locate RET pattern RET). Regularly, once a day or once a weekly, the whole disk is searched and all path names, files and directories, but no "special files," are recorded in a database or hash file. The command locate takes as argument a search pattern that allows a few metacharacters and looks up this pattern in the database, so it's much faster than find. Executing locate as a shell command, you could filter a bit more with grep what locate returns ...



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