[xubuntu-users] Updatedb and locate does not work

Lee Gold leegold at operamail.com
Mon Feb 6 19:02:55 UTC 2012


Is there any one who has the same problem? This is a basic, essential
function for an OS - I wish it simply worked, it always used to.
Googling the problem but no obvious fixes.

On Sat, Feb 4, 2012, at 10:33 PM, Lee Gold wrote:
> Sudo updatedb and locate does not consistantly work. Some stuff it
> locate finds other stuff it does not. I'm looking a file and folder
> names square in the face and trying them and it does not work. I do $
> sudo updatedb and then $ locate filename, tried catfish with same lack
> of results. 
> 
> What could be the problem? Always worked without a hitch. Using latest
> Xubuntu version.
> 
> Thanks
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