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Old 07-05-2016, 01:14 PM   #1
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can I use mlocate with nfs? (two networked unix machines)


I recently connected two of my computers (The two that I use the most) by means of nfs, and am enjoying the ease of passing information from one to the other.

But, I attempted to use mlocate to find files that are only on the 'other' commputer and found that it doesn't work. I looked into as far as I know how, and found that while at least one source said that updatedb defaults to examining every directory (should include my chosen nsf directory, I think), but there is a line in /etc/updatedb.conf that modifies that.

PRUNEFS="NFS nfs nfs4 rpc_pipefs afs binfmt_misc proc smbfs autofs iso9660 ncpfs coda devpts ftpfs devfs mfs shfs sysfs cifs lustre tmpfs usbfs udf fuse.glusterfs fuse.sshfs curlftpfs ecryptfs fusesmb devtmpfs"

I have Red-lettered th three items in PRUNEFS that seem to me to be the limiting factors, that might keep updatedb from cataloging the nsf directory.

Working from the laptop I (as root) removed those three items, and saved the resulting file. Then:

established a new index (so as not to mix that information with the information from the laptop), and ran a search for files that I know are in that nsf (eg. on the desktop computer).

But the nsf directory was still not included in the resulting index from updatedb.

Mlocate is such a quick and useful tool. I would dearly love to have it working with the nsf files if such a thing is possible. What can you tell me?
 
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How did you create the new database and how did you specify the new database when performing the search?
 
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