centralized locate/updatedb question

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Wed Jan 27 07:49:44 UTC 2010

Evuraan wrote:
> i've 4 linux machines at home, one stays ON all the time, and others
> come and go as laptops often do.
> is this possible: updatedb on all these machines to report their
> results to one location (over avahi or something), and i get to 
>  query said db from any of those 4 machines?

I think you can't use a common database but you could copy the database 
files to the main machine. Then use the -d option of locate to search 
the database files of individual machines.


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