how do i search all drives at once in ubuntu

Asked by ajmal_82

how do i search all drives at once in ubuntu that i have,i am using lucid lynx still i dont get to search all drives at once please file a bug for me or answer my question properly. even applications like catfish etc are useless in ubuntu

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Make sure all partitions on all drives are mounted, then you can use:

sudo find / -iname "<something here>"


sudo find / -iname "*.jpg"

will search all the mounted partitions for *.jpg files (case insensitively)


You can even pipe to filer the results some using grep etc.

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Tom (tom6) said :

HI :)

Or open the normal file-browser, perhaps from the top taskbar/panel click on

Places - Home

and then use the big up-arrow in the browser to get you to the / folder. Then use the search tool there. That should search all currently mounted drives. (All the ones you can see in the "Computer" folder in "Places"
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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