I am trying to find where the program gpsd is saved because I need to edit a file to get my pi and gps to talk.

I have been following instructions from http://www.instantsupportsite.com/self-help/raspberry-pi/raspberry-globalsat-353s4-install/.

I believe my target file (gpsd.hotplug) is saved somewhere else then what my instructions suggest because when I enter nano /lib/udev/gpsd.hotplug, I get a new blank text file.

How do I track down gpsd.hotplug and more generally, the location gpsd is installed?

I have tried find gpsd.hotplug but was greeted with find: 'gpsd.hotplug': No such file or directory.

I am running raspbian version 4.1.13.

Thanks for your help!


2 Answers 2


When using find, a directory is needed as well. The command you should be using is:

find gpsd.hotplug /


sudo ls -aR / | grep "gpsd.hotplug" -B 15
  • I tried both options and did not find the file so the file probably does not exist. How could I find where the GPSD directory is? I have tried your above suggestions replacing gpsd.hotplug with both gpsd and cgps Thank you so much! Mar 12, 2016 at 21:58
  • @JordanWalters you can use sudo ls -aR / | grep gpsd Mar 12, 2016 at 22:00

You can find all the files by using this command:

sudo find / gpsd | grep gpsd

Here are the results on my system: enter image description here

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