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Old 05-16-2008, 08:38 AM   #556
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Re: [s]locate and updatedb


I'd just like to point out that updatedb and [s]locate create and use an index of filenames, thus make it fast and easy to search for filenames.

Some other utilities index file content, and make it fast and easy to search for file content. Although there are several, I recommend recoll. (I don't recommend kat.)

Further, if you use one of these, you need to be in charge of the reindexing process. A big problem with kat is that, by default, it did something like indexed the users ~ and reindexed it often. That's a killer.

(Just sort of a small campaign I'm embarking on to provide more disclosure about indexed search utilities--this might be my only actual post on the subject. ;-)
 
Old 05-16-2008, 08:42 AM   #557
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Oops, I should have specified that those other utilities typically index text-based content. Although I think there have been some attempts, I'm not aware of any well known utilities that search based on (actual) graphic or audio content.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 08:08 PM   #558
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All i can say is WOW shilo, thanks for the excellent detail im sure that you're documentation will make my new slack install go alot smoother=] cheers!
 
Old 06-04-2008, 08:22 PM   #559
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This is so i can post a help file sorry
 
Old 08-02-2008, 01:42 PM   #560
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Make Searching Easy
3) After installing everything, the first thing I like to do is "touch /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db". This creates a search database. It's empty, so the next thing I do is "updatedb&". This updates your search database. It makes it very easy to find things with the slocate command.
add 3) It's all done in one command,
("the good old slackware command")
# 'locate -u'

About the "LILO screenshot issue" A camera with
good quality optics can do it, use no flash.

And finally : Nice work, thank you.

Regards
 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:06 AM   #561
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Unhappy I have internet connection problem need advice

i am extremely sorry

Last edited by ganesha; 08-16-2008 at 03:11 AM.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 12:36 PM   #562
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Originally Posted by ganesha View Post
I have internet connection problem need advice..
Bad, bad.
Do not hi-jack this thread to get your problems fixed. Open your own new thread to address the issue you are having.

Eric
 
Old 08-15-2008, 12:52 AM   #563
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Unhappy I am extremely sorry

i am extremely sorry but i am having no idea since last many months since i have installed slackware 12.1.please guide me as well i have started an independent thread also please help me
 
Old 08-19-2008, 06:29 PM   #564
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Is this guide still good for the current version for Slackware?

This is a very nice guide, I cant believe I never looked at it before.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 02:11 AM   #565
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An update of this guide might be good. I tried to make my personal notes a help text (on my homepage,) but I do not want to make it too long.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 12:06 PM   #566
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thanks a lot mate.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 09:53 PM   #567
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nice sharing , thx
 
Old 06-02-2009, 04:09 AM   #568
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shilo's site seems to be down ... I wonder how long, cuz I haven't checked it in a while.
 
Old 07-11-2009, 11:29 AM   #569
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o noes, still down. I actually wanted to link toward that site, because it has some good articles that are readable. And shilo him(?)self has been flying below the radar on LQ too it seems (according to his 'last activity thingy' in profile)

That's a loss...
 
Old 08-01-2009, 03:12 AM   #570
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I found this:

http://web.archive.org/web/200711240...om/intro0.html
 
  


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