slocate in the default desktop install
vperetokin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 00:37:30 GMT 2008
On Feb 12, 2008 12:18 PM, Sam Tygier <samtygier at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > Tracker only indexes the home directory of the user who does the search,
> > slocate indexes the entire disk that everybody can read.
> why would a typical desktop user ever need to 'locate' a file that is not
> in their home folder?
> if you can think of any then they are probably targets for improving
> for example, if people are using it to track down documentation, then
> maybe yelp needs improving.
> for advanced who know of locate, and try to use it they will be told how
> to install it. after installing slocate does it do an index straight away?
Yes, it is a usability problem - I use it to track down libraries when games
fail to launch :/ (could not load blah blah shared library).
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