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  1. #1
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    can't get location of searched file

    (i'm sure this had been brought up before, and i have been trying to find the answer in forum search, google, etc...no real luck though)

    I love ubuntu, but this is the first time i've ever been really annoyed by it. I search for a file in nautilus, result comes up, and because i need to find what folder its in, i right-click>properties, only to see that the location is cut off with three dots...

    how in the world do i just find out what folder this file is in?

    this should be super obvious

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    Re: can't get location of searched file

    In terminal
    Code:
    find -name fliename.xxx
    Make sure you get the case of the name correct or use
    Code:
    find -iname fliename.xxx
    if you're not sure of case.
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    Re: can't get location of searched file

    To get the location of a file, use the command "locate":
    Code:
    locate <filename>
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