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    curtsw NNTP User

    Default updatedb

    am taking a college course - novell's suse linux enterprise server 9 ( CompTIA's Linux+..
    one of the exercises asks to cmd "locate database" by entering updatedb --suposedly a utility that searches for files...terminal responds with 'no command'-- have searched many man and info pages--cannot find any information on this..help?.. ththanks

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    Default Re: updatedb

    You need to install findutils-locate... updatedb is ran as root on console, JFYI

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    Default Re: updatedb

    Just to clarify, when you install it, you only need to run updatedb as root if you want to find a recently created file; openSUSE automatically updates the file/folder database every 24 hours. So I normally just run 'locate <string>' as a user whenever I want to find anything.

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