Searching Linux


In Linux there are many tools that you can use from the command line to search for files or applications on your system, follow the links below for details on some great examples for searching Linux through the command line.

  • which - Search for programs.
  • whereis - Search for programs, manuals and program source files.
  • find - Search for files.
  • grep - Search the contents of files.
  • slocate - Use an internal database for quick searches.
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