locate a filename, make sure it exists and display it with full details

locate -e somefile | xargs ls -l
use the locate command to find files on the system and verify they exist (-e) then display each one in full details.
Sample Output
laptop:~# locate -e freetype.so | xargs ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     16 2009-08-08 11:49 /usr/lib32/libfreetype.so -> libfreetype.so.6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     21 2009-08-08 11:49 /usr/lib32/libfreetype.so.6 -> libfreetype.so.6.3.20
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 483556 2009-06-01 14:50 /usr/lib32/libfreetype.so.6.3.20
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     21 2009-06-17 15:53 /usr/lib/libfreetype.so -> libfreetype.so.6.3.20
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     21 2009-06-17 15:53 /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 -> libfreetype.so.6.3.20
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 551872 2009-06-01 14:40 /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6.3.20

By: nadavkav
2009-08-23 13:16:59

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