[Techtalk] Linux file system versus dos/win model

Elwing elwing at elwing.org
Tue Jul 29 23:04:18 UTC 2008

On Jul 29, 2008, at 6:51 PM, Miriam English wrote:

> I'd be interested in the answer to this too. It always seemed to me  
> that
> the Linux way of doing this makes for a couple of inconveniences.
> It makes it harder to restrict a search to the main hard drive without
> unmounting other drives or breaking the search into smaller parts. For
> example if I'm looking for a particular program on the main boot hard
> drive I need to either separately search /bin, /usr, /root, and any
> other likely spots or else unmount any other drives attached to the
> filesystem before searching /

just FYI

You can restrict find using the -mount, -xdev or -x command (depending  
on the version of find that you have)

It limits find to only the device you start from
so if you have / and /usb
and you do
find / -name "filename" -x  it will only search / and not /usb

Might make your life easier :)


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