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    Hi, i'm looking for a tool that is basically like "locate" except something that is always monitoring the file system for changes, so it's always up to date.

    There is a program called "everything" for windows, found at Everything Search Engine It does exactly this, a search tool that runs off a database instead of actually searching the filesystem everytime, and is always up to date because it monitors changes.

    Anyone know of something for linux?

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    As far as I know, Beagle has the functionality you're looking for.
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    I don't know of anything like that but it's easy enough to get up to date info when doing a search. From the command line:
    Code:
    updatedb
    Then:
    Code:
    locate what_you_want_to_find
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    rlocate might do what you want:

    SourceForge.net: rlocate
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