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How do I find a file on a CentOS or Linux VPS?

Our Linux VPS use CentOS version of Linux which has an optional program called mlocate for finding files.

To install from a CentOS shell prompt enter:  yum install mlocate

Once installed update the database/index using command: updatedb

Now it's easy to find a file.  You can find a file using the full name or part of the name.  Simply enter:  locate filename

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