Chris Gehlker wrote:
> Thanks, Jim, Shawn and nobu for replying. All of your suggestions work.
> They are all so slow though. I guess when man find says "find recursively
> descends the directory tree for each file listed..." I'm supposed to take
> that literally. I was hoping that find would be smart enough to just
> search the catalog.

Chris,

Does OS/X come with the slocate package?  If it does, you can use the 
'locate' command:

        locate \*.app

This is much faster than find or the Ruby alternatives.

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