On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 04:28:15PM -0400, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:04:21PM +0200, Patrick Dupre wrote:
> > The point is that I am not sure that mlocate (or updatedb) runs properly
> > because locate does not find my new files !
> > 
> > How can I be sure that mlocate runs properly ?
> > 
> As to locate not finding new files, two possibilities
> even if things are running properly.
> The db is only automatically updated daily.  So if you
> create a file and try to locate it before the auto-update,
> it will not find it.
> The other possibility is a permissions situation.  mlocate
> will not show you the names of files you are not allowed
> to access.  So if you create new files as a different
> user, or under a permission protected directory, mlocate
> will not show them to you.
Thought of a 3rd possibility, updatedb consults a config
file, /etc/updatedb.conf.  It specifies lots of things
that updatedb is to skip.  Certain directories, filename
extensions, and filesystem types.

Jon H. LaBadie                  jo...@jgcomp.com
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