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Old 04-12-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
yisnixslow
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updatedb takes forever to complete


Even ctrl+ c ctrl+d don't work and I have to close the terminal to stop the neverending updatedb.I am using FC3.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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hi there,

but why you run upodatedb in foreground?
i would suggest a cron or starting with "&". with that you can run it and produce something else.
depending on how full is your disk can take a while indeed...

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Old 04-12-2005, 02:50 AM   #3
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OR you can use nice
Code:
nice updatedb
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:01 AM   #4
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On my AMD64 3200+, with a gig of RAM and a SATA drive, it takes me a good 5 minutes to run a fresh updatedb, just let it ride!

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