updatedb and locate not working in Maverick
On Sun, 2011-01-23 at 01:30 +0100, Alain Muls wrote:
> HI All
> Since I switched to Maverick I can no longer trust the locate/updatedb
> couple to locate my files.
> If I do
> sudo updatedb
> locate ssntypes.h
> I get no results and the file is right under my nose.
> Is there a knwon problem with updatedb/locate combo?
Depends on if you consider it a problem or a feature. Certain
directories are not scanned. /media is one I know of. Check the man page
and find the file name that configures it and see what is
included/excluded by the search. Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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