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The /etc/ directory contains thousands of files, and it is easy to lose an office document in its murky depths. Managing directories files via FTP can be time consuming. We'll investigate utilities that help you keep track of your files. Also in this issue: Trouble at Debian and Future Fears, starring Dunc Tank, Anthony Towns, and Matthew Garret.

Everything is a file is an old Unix adage, and as a logical consequence, many thousands of files populate today’s systems, making it difficult to find the files you need. If you are looking for an office document or an image file, the Beagle desktop search engine is an excellent choice, as it understands various document formats and can evaluate Exif information.

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