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Find files and format them in detailed list

Terminal - Find files and format them in detailed list
ls -l `locate your_search_here`
2009-11-27 05:53:46
User: tjcertified
Functions: ls
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Find files and format them in detailed list

This command lists extended information about files, i.e. whether or not it is a true file or link, who owns it, etc. without having to 'ls' from the specific directory. If you know the filename, but not the location, this helps with finding other information about the file. It can be truncated by creating an alias for 'ls -l'. The sample output shows difference in regular locate vs. ls + locate.

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What is ll ? How to get it ?

Comment by CodSpirit 242 weeks and 5 days ago

In Fedora, is a default alias in:

alias ll='ls -l --color=auto'

So, it is not supposed to locate, but list files. Locate is made with

updatedb locate FILE_NAME
Comment by rodolfoap 242 weeks and 5 days ago

i like it, thanks =)

Comment by nickleus 242 weeks and 1 day ago

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