utility to all ALL strings?

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Jun 18 21:02:08 UTC 2010

In response to Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>:
> 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?
> i remember thinking about it, but because back then my fastest
> computer was 500MHz , i thought better =not= to do it.   now that
> i spend so much time hunting for stuuff, i think i could cron
> this utility.  --If it wasn't a figment of my imagination!

man locate

Unless you've tweaked your periodic, this is already running on your
system every night.

Bill Moran

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