> Rem P Roberti wrote: > >>Hello, > >> > >>>>Actually, the very first thing I always do after installing a FreeBSD is > >>>>add this line to crontab: > >>>> > >>>>00 02 * * * /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb > >>>> > >>>>I guess I'm a locate-freak ;^D > >>>> > >>>Done. Thanks again. > >>You guys should rather use /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate script > >>to update your locate database. > > > >I'm pretty new to all of this, so how does one go about invoking that > >script? > > Well, to run it by hand you type: > > /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate > > Otherwise it will be run automatically by the periodic(8) system. > It is enabled by default: > > happy-idiot-talk:~:% grep locate /etc/defaults/periodic.conf > # 310.locate > weekly_locate_enable="YES" # Update locate > weekly > > You can create a file /etc/periodic.conf to control turning on > or off or to tweak parameters for any of the periodic scripts. > > As the name suggests it's a weekly script, and if you look at > /etc/crontab you will see the line: > > 15 4 * * 6 root periodic weekly > > Or in other words, it runs at around 4:15am on Saturdays. > > If you wanted to run it every day, then you'ld copy it to > /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/310.locate, globally substitute > daily_locate for weekly_locate eg. by: > > sed -i.bak -e 's/weekly_locate/daily_locate/' \ > /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/310.locate > > and then put both 'daily_locate_enable="YES"' and > 'weekly_locate_enable="NO"' into /etc/periodic.conf > > In this case it would be run by the periodic system like so: > > 1 3 * * * root periodic daily > > that is: at 3:01am every day. > > Cheers, > > Matthew >
Thanks to folks like you, Matthew, I'm slowly, but surely, learning this stuff. Rem _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"