How can I search my entire server for a file?


You can use the locate command to find any file on the server. See the example below.

[root@localhost:~]$ locate viminfo
/usr/share/vim/vim63/syntax/viminfo.vim
/home/ben/.viminfo
/home/joe/.viminfo.tmp
/home/joe/.viminfo
/home/jeff/.viminfo
/root/.viminfo


If the locate command complains about no locatedb run the command below to update the locate database.

updatedb

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