How to find specific files in the github

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10 Sep 2021 16:36 #220141 by RékaM
I've been poking around in the github directory trying to understand linuxcnc a bit better, but the files keep referring to other files which I just. Can't. Find. For example one .ini file I've been looking at to figure out my own .ini file refers to "5axis.var", but I can't find where it is and there's just so many files. It took me several minutes to find "basic_sim.tcl" and that one had the hint of "LIB:" in front of it in the file I was looking at. I can't find a search function on github, is there some kind of directory tree document or something that I could ctrl+f through to find where specific files are or do I just need to poke around until I find it?

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10 Sep 2021 17:07 - 10 Sep 2021 17:11 #220146 by tommylight
"5axis.var" is created (if missing) when LinuxCNC starts.
The name will be whatever the name of the running config files is.
Last edit: 10 Sep 2021 17:11 by tommylight. Reason: more info

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10 Sep 2021 17:28 #220149 by RékaM
Oh. Thank you. I found it in the config file of a sim I'd already loaded.

Still, there are other files I've only been able to find after a lot of searching; since you didn't mention an easy-to-search document, would it be safe to assume there isn't one...? I don't mind searching around if I have to, but would like to make sure I'm not making it harder on myself than it has to be!

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10 Sep 2021 17:41 #220151 by Aciera
I'm not really using github much but here is a doc that might be helpful:
docs.github.com/en/github/searching-for-...ithub/searching-code

What I do is clone the github repository into a folder on my computer and then I can use the regular linux terminal comands like 'find'

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10 Sep 2021 19:36 #220167 by rodw
Git is a source repository. Some files are created as part of the make process from that source code.
You would probably be better off compiling a run in place version of linuxcnc and using grep to find files as everything will be under the linuxcnc-dev folder somewhere.

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