Alternatives to popular CLI tools: locate

This article spotlights alternative tools to locate.

locate man page

The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.

Alternatives to locate
plocate locate based on posting lists, completely replacing mlocate
mlocate locate/updatedb implementation. The ‘m’ stands for “merging”

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