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I'm using winXP and openSUSE... On win, I have 'search everything' tool, which indexes every file in comp.. Is there a similar tool for linux.. It saves me much time... Thank you...

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For example you can use updatedb to create a directory index and search the index with locate.

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find / -name "*.txt"

of course replacing *.txt with whatever you're looking for.

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Doesn't index and is therefore painfully slow with a lot of files. – Daniel Beck Oct 18 '11 at 15:58

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