glocateis a fast version of the find command. Every night, a listing is made of all the files on the system, and
glocatesearches this list. Thus, you can search the whole file system in a few seconds. The syntax is simply
where the pattern can contain the shell-style metacharacters '*', '?' and ''.
mancommand lists all the man page header which contain the keyword. Thus, for example,
man -k imglists lots of headers that have to do with images in some way or another, and probably a lot of irrelevant stuff too. You probably want to pipe the output to
To maintain compatibility with past
filesystem configuration as well as providing a manageable way of
navigating the current system, there are a lot of links in the
Geometry Center filesystem. The links depend on the context: if you
are logged in on a NeXT,
/usr/local/bin will be linked to
the place where local NeXT programs are, while it will link to some
place else on an SGI.
glocate will find a file no
matter where it is on the system, and it will often "find" it three or
four times: once at its actual physical location, and then in several
other "apparent" places that are links.
If you are looking for
something that ought to appear in a standard location no matter where
you are logged in from (your home directory for example), try looking
/u. This is the Center shorthand for many useful
links. Thus, users' home directories are linked to
/u/user, much of the source code from software developed
at the Center is in
/u/src and so on.
One last bit of advice: look for video software while actually logged in on one of the systems in the video studio -- gauss or schottky. Similarly, look for fancy SGI software on the newer SGIs.
Created: Fri Sep 8 11:39:00 1995 --- Last modified: Jun 18 1996