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Old 08-02-2003, 08:49 PM   #1
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File Searching


I'm having trouble searching through the hard drives using the "locate" command. When I insterted a file called abc0 up to abc10 and typed "locate abc", nothing comes out. I don't think it's required to type in the full name of the file because I tried some random words and it searched a lot of files.

I tried this because I can't seem to locate old files I have in my 2nd hard drive formatted as vfat. Are there issues regarding vfat?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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You need to 'updatedb' if you've added files since the last update and want to find them right away. As far as I know, if the filesystem is mounted and readable, there are no issues with specific type.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 09:45 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot.
 
  


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