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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Krusader file manager has a search functionality with a "locate" backend, rather than Baloo or other stuff

Posted 04-08-2021 at 01:26 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Krusader is a midnight-commander-like QT file manager, more fully-featured/Swiss-army-knife than Dolphin, sort of like the KDE3 Konqueror, but with only a single layout profile, I think, unlike Konqueror, which could be toggled from a Krusader-like GUI to something like Dolphin or simpler, besides a PDF reader or a image viewer like Geeqie. How I miss it.

Anyway, if you want to search something with locate and create dozens of symlinks in a single folder for more careful inspection...
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It may be useful to have separate mlocate databases for removable drives

Posted 12-04-2020 at 11:52 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-04-2020 at 11:53 AM by the dsc
Tags locate, mlocate

Firstly because by default "/media" is pruned. But if you'd only remove it from there, then you'd end risking dumbly updating and erasing or rewriting stuff depending on which removable drive is plugged/mounted there.

A separate database can be created with commands along the lines of:

sudo updatedb --localpaths=/media/removable1 --output=/var/lib/mlocate/removable1.db
Apparently mlocate ignores the LOCATE_PATH environment variable, which could,...
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