Verified and Tested 02/25/2015


This how-to will show you how to install locate on Debian. Locate command is often the easiest and fastest way to find the location of files and directories.

Installing locate on Debian Cloud Server or VPS

The command to install locate on a Debian is:

apt-get install locate

You are not able to locate anything yet until you have updated the database for locate. Run the below command to do this:


Now, you are able to search for locations of files and directories. Check back for new updates.