Thanks for handling my (really dumb) question...  

-- Jon

Quoting Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 06:24:58AM -0400, Jon Adams wrote:
> > Okay, I am a relative FreeBSD newbie, my main question is....
> > 
> > Is there a tool similar to Linux secure locate (slocate) that can be 
> > used on FreeBSD. I dont want to do a complicated find with
> > 50 million options to find a file.  I downloaded the slocate-2.7 source 
> > and I get a weird makefile error I have never seen before.
> locate(1) comes with the system.  By default the locate database gets
> updated weekly by the /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate script -- this
> script builds the database using the 'nobody' UID, so generally files
> that are not world readable will not be included.  If I remember
> correctly, that's about the same as what slocate does to build it's
> database of files (and what earns it that 's' title...)
>       Cheers,
>       Matthew
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