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The locate command simply searches a database of files on the system. My hack on my SUNOS uses the find command to create a text database and then just greps that datebase for future file hunts. Note that creating the text database (about 200 Mbytes) on my SUNOS takes a long time. The grep only takes a few seconds per search. find / > ~/locate_db ...


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Remember that can bash can also be compiled from the source by a regular user account and run from a home directory. Try find / -name '*bash*' or so.


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To check if bash package is installed try this command (verified on Solaris 10): pkginfo -l SUNWbash It may be also installed from 3rd-party software repository, then, try: pkginfo | grep -i bash


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If bash is installed the follwing will state which version you have, otherwise thorw an error /usr/bin/bash --version


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Maybe I'm oversimplifying this but have you tried typing "bash" at the command prompt?



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