I have long accepted that to locate a file on a partition, that partition's file system must be mounted in the OS at some point or other.
Is it possible to locate the partition a file resides on, without mounting that partition?
Usually people want to know the application the question is supposed to address ..... well there isn't one
This is just something that occurred to me today.
I do not know how to do this.
So I will try to imaging a reason for having this function ....... lets say .......
I have an external USB connected HDD with many partitions. I know I saved the file on one of them but do not recall which partition. I even remember the path to the file ...... but not the partition.
So can I search for <any partition>/pclos/myfile.txt with some tool in PCLOS without mounting each of the twenty or more partitions on that external HDD?
I suspect there is a way ..... I do not know what it is .......
I await enlightenment