LOCATE is a file finder for DOS.
LOCATE [filespec] [options]
The filespec may contain a drive letter, directory name, or
both. If a drive letter is specified, only that drive will be
searched. If no drive is specified, Locate will decide for itself
which drives to search.
Everything before the last backslash in the filespec is assumed
to be the name of a directory to search; Locate will search that
directory and any subdirectories it contains. If a directory name
is specified, but no drive letter, the directory is assumed to
be on the current drive; only the current drive will be searched.
Wildcards are not permitted in the directory name.
What to search for:
/D Both files and subdirectories (the normal default).
/D- Files only, no subdirectories (default with
/B /K /X /S: /0).
/D+ Subdirectories only, no files.
/H Hidden or system items only.
/X Executable files only (.COM .EXE .BAT).
/0 Empty (0-byte) files only.
/S:[min][,max] Files within a size range.
/D:[min][,max] Items within a range of Dates.
/D:dowlist Items from specific days of the week.
/T:[min][,max] Items within a range of times.
/A:[a+][a-] Mask by Attributes.
Where to search:
/T Current directory and search path only.
/NR Do not recursively search subdirectories.
/R Local fixed disks only.
/M Include duplicate network drive mappings.
/E:var Directories listed in an environment variable.
How to display found items:
/P Peter-style display, with dates, times, attributes,
/I With index numbers, dates, times, attributes, sizes.
/W Wide display.
/N Bare naked display (file list).
/B:"command" As a batch file.
/L Using Windows 95 long filenames.
/O:"string" Formatted output using macros.
/S Summary info only.
/US Use United States date and time format
(Tue May 31 1994).
/UK Use United Kingdom date and time format
(Tue 31 May 1994).
/UJ Use Japanese (ISO) date and time format
/12 12-hour time format.
/24 24-hour time format.
/NP No paging.
What to do with found items:
/G Go to directory.
/K Kill (delete) found items.
/C:"string" Execute Commands, using the same macros as /O.
/F:n Stop after First n items.
/Y Yes -- don't prompt for /K or /C.
/NV No Video BIOS calls.
/V Swap spacebar and Enter key when paging.
/NA Do not romanize letters for comparison.
Please read locate.txt for more information.
locate find all files and directories ("items")
locate *.SYS find all items with a .SYS extension
locate /H find all hidden or system items
locate *.SYS /H find hidden/system items with .SYS extension
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Please read this command's lsm file also.
You will find the updated version (internet) here and
the version described in this manual page here.
The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
the download site, and some other command related information.
Copyright ©2008 W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.