update-db cron job: solving a long-standing issue

Thilo Six T.Six at gmx.de
Mon Sep 17 16:55:49 UTC 2007

> I don´t know if that already happens, but the same way updatedb could be
> instructed to do a 'delta' only and leave unchanged files alone (instead of
> update the whole db each time).

# time /etc/cron.weekly/slocate

real    1m6.354s
user    0m0.247s
sys     0m0.581s

# time /etc/cron.weekly/slocate

real    0m0.548s
user    0m0.110s
sys     0m0.426s

The second run was right after, so i think slocate is allready doing the
'delta' thingy.

>> Scott K


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