utility to all ALL strings?
cswiger at mac.com
Fri Jun 18 21:01:45 UTC 2010
On Jun 18, 2010, at 1:56 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> this goes back >> a few years, but is there, somewhere in ports, a
> utility that goes thru the entire system and collects either all
> file names or all strings---i do not think this operated on
> binaries [:-)]--- and hashed and compressed everything?
You're most likely talking about the "locate" command, which collects all filenames from the system to provide a quicker substitute for "find". See:
/usr/libexec/locate.updatedb Script to update the locate database
/etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate Script that starts the database rebuild
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