simple locate question

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Jul 8 19:58:43 GMT 2005

"Florian Hengstberger" <e0025265 at> writes:

> How to creata a second locate database for private use?
> (mp3 database or so).
> I have tried
> $ locate -U dir_with_mp3s -o database.dtb
> Searching in this database doent work
> $ locate -d database.dtb somesong.mp3
> gives no result.
> The database exists and it looks ok, seems to be a simple
> ascii format.
> What am I doing wrong?
> I guess its simple, isn't it!

I don't know; the standard locate program doesn't take a -U option,
and will give an error message accordingly if called the way you claim
you did.  Have you installed some other version of locate?

To use the standard locate, you use the locate.updatedb(8) script, as
the locate(1) manual will tell you.

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