When doing admin tasks there will come a time that you will need to search something via command line. Here is how you do it.
You could also use locate or find commands but at least for me, tree command works a lot better. Tree command will display files and folders in a nicely structured view. We can then easily grep from tree´s output and find our files or folders.
#Let’s install it.
sudo apt-get install tree -y
#And finally let’s say I want to remind myself where the Launchy panel is located in PostX Gnu/Linux.Command is listed below. Notice that / is the path where I search from.
tree -f / | grep launchy
The output will be:
│ │ │ ├── /usr/local/bin/launchy
│ ├── /usr/share/launchy
│ ├── /usr/share/launchy_toggle.sh
This tells me that the file I am trying to locate is /usr/share/launchy.