SYNTAX locate [options] pattern Options -d path, --database=path Search databases in path. path must be a colon- separated list. -h, --help Print a help message and exit. --version Print version information and then exit.
Search database(s) of filenames and print matches. *, ?, [, and ] are treated specially; / and . are not.
Matches include all files that contain pattern, unless pattern includes metacharacters, in which case locate requires an exact match.
slocate - Security Enhanced version of GNU Locate
(users won't see files they don't have access to.)
find - Search for files that meet a desired criteria