updatedb running on every boot

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Mon Jan 12 14:38:35 UTC 2009

Ioannis Vranos wrote:

> OS: Ubuntu 8.10 x86.
> I want "updatedb" to run at every boot, instead of once a day.
> How may I do that?

Generally you put boot-time scripts into /etc/init.d/ with symlinks from 

But if all you want is to be certain that it _does_ get run after every boot 
(ie, you're not concerned that it runs every day from cron, anyway) then you 
don't need to do anything.   anacron always ensures that everything in 
/etc/cron.daily that has been missed runs about 5 minutes after booting.

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