Wow, I just learned about the Linux
locate command the other day. I'm going to have to quit using
find so much. The
locate command is very quick, assuming it can find what it's looking for in it's cache.
Here's a quick locate example. Assume that you have apache installed on your system, but you can't remember where it is. Just type
locate apachectl to find the
apachectl command, and you'll see locate return some output, very quickly, like this: