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mlocate
In this series of articles, we’ll look at the mlocate tool and examine how to quickly and easily tune it to your own specifications.

Finding Files with mlocate

Learn how to locate files in this tutorial from our archives. It’s not uncommon for a sysadmin to have to find needles buried deep inside haystacks. On a busy machine, there can be hundreds of thousands of files present on your filesystems. What do you do when you need to make sure one particular...
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Import your Files from Closed or Obsolete Applications

One of the biggest risks with using proprietary applications is losing access to your digital content if the software disappears or ends support for old file formats. Moving your content to an open format is the best way to protect yourself from being locked out due to vendor lock-in and for that,...
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Linux cksum Command Explained for Beginners (with Examples)

There are times when we download a file (say an ISO image) hosted somewhere on the Internet only to find that it's not working as expected (or, at all). There could be multiple reasons behind this, with one among them being file corruption (the file got corrupted during the download process, or the...
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