Intro – In this tutorial I will tell how can you find your file or tool path. I will not make it more complicated so I will just show you some useful and easy commands which will help you in your linux work.
1. FIND - Finds one or more files assuming that you know their approximate filenames.
Syntax – find / -name ‘file name’Ex – find / -name mrquiety.txt
In the above example the system would search for any file named mrquiety.txt on the root and all subdirectories from the root.
2. locate - List files in databases that match a pattern
Syntax – locate ‘name’
EX – locate dnsenum
In the above example the system would locate dnsenum on the local machine.
3. whereis - Locate a binary, source, and manual page files for a command.
Syntax – whereis ‘name’
Ex – whereis dnsenum
Locate the directories for where Perl is stored
4. which - Locate a command.
Syntax – which ‘filename’
Ex – which perl
Would locate the executable location of the Perl command.
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