my locate command says database is more than 8days old
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Re: my locate command says database is more than 8days old
Originally posted by Niceman2005 I tried to use locate to search for a file, but the following replied came out:
warning: locate: warning: database /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db' is more than 8 days old
Run updatedb as root.
I've created a cron job to run updatedb every twelve hours, so I never have a problem with an out-of-date database. You might consider doing something like that if you use locate frequently, and frequently install new programs/download stuff.
Originally posted by Niceman2005 Although I don't quite understand why but it worked, thank you very much for helping.
As I understand it, the locate doesn't actually search your hard-drive, but instead searches a database of all the files on your hard drive. If that database isn't kept up-to-date, it won't display accurate results, so occasionally you have to update that database by running updatedb.
Re: Re: my locate command says database is more than 8days old
Originally posted by drj000 I've created a cron job to run updatedb every twelve hours, so I never have a problem with an out-of-date database. You might consider doing something like that if you use locate frequently, and frequently install new programs/download stuff.
can anybody give any tips on how to do something of this sort?