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Old 01-05-2004, 04:25 PM   #1
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I guess redhat/fedora like to run updatedb automatically... how can I shut this off? It starts updating when I'm trying to watch a dvd or something like that and takes all the cpu usage and lagges everything.
Old 01-05-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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ls /etc/cron.daily


This shows a command file that is run daily on my RedHat system. You could delete it or
use the crontab command to delete it. See man crontab for details.

Your database of files will gradullay become out of date if you do not run updatedb. You could arrange to run it when you are away from your computer or sleeping or whatever.
Old 01-05-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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thanks. I don't want to stop it for good, I just want to be able to tell it when to run, or start it when im leaving for a while.


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