Find files and format them in detailed list

ls -l `locate your_search_here`
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.
Sample Output
thomas-desktop:~$ locate mediawiki

thomas-desktop:~$ ls -l `locate mediawiki`
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 44014 2008-12-12 07:52 /usr/lib/openoffice/basis3.1/share/xslt/wiki/odt2mediawiki.xsl

2009-11-27 05:53:46

What Others Think

What is ll ? How to get it ?
CodSpirit · 608 weeks and 4 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
rodolfoap · 608 weeks and 4 days ago
i like it, thanks =)
nickleus · 608 weeks ago

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