Re: Locate with exclude?

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El Domingo, 18 de Febrero de 2007 11:01, Anne Wilson escribió:
> I generally use locate to find a file, but I have /mnt/FC4root
> and /mnt/FC4/home, and dozens of 'finds' are reported that are not
> relevant. I'd like to use locate, telling it to ignore/mnt/FC4*, but
> nothing in the man pages tells me that this is possible.
> Does anyone have a solution to searching while excluding large areas like
> this?
> Anne
I had the same problem some years ago when I had a linux router on my bedroom 
and locate made so many noise when running in the midle of the night. 
So I decided to change the hour, by default is at 4:00 AM (that's not the 
point, I know, but this is my email and my history :-) )
And the second decision I took was to optimize the directory i wanted updatedb 
to scan.

If you take a look at /etc/updatedb.conf you will see:
PRUNEFS = "auto afs iso9660 sfs udf"
"/afs /media /net /sfs /tmp /udev /var/spool/cups /var/spool/squid /var/tmp"

Just add the paths you want updatedb to do not index and then export 
PRUNEPATHS, run updatedb by hand and then try again with locate
Hope this helps
Manuel Arostegui Ramirez.

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