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Re: [SLUG] Using Locate Under Red Hat 6.2

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 06:36:47PM +1000, D.V.Rogers wrote:
> Hello All (Again)
> When using locate under Red Hat 6.2 i get the following;
> you need to run the /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron command as root
> How do I do this?

Have a look at that file ie /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron
You will prob find that its a script that runs something like this:

/usr/bin/slocate -u -f "nfs,smbfs,ncpfs,proc,devpts" -e

That script just runs a program called slocate that updates a database of
where all the files are - ie keeps the database up-to-date.

You can run the script from /etc/cron.daily by hand.
Just go into the directory and type ./slocate as root.
It will run and do its job.

You are prob getting the message because the system has not had a chance to
run the script for a while.

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