limiting find(1) in /etc/periodic scripts

Mike Clarke mike at
Mon Jul 20 14:09:26 UTC 2015

On Monday 20 Jul 2015 12:23:44 Arthur Chance wrote:
> To control locate, you can edit /etc/locate.rc to modify PRUNEPATHS 
> suitably. For the rest, I think you'll have to hack the periodic scripts 
> directly.

PRUNEDIRS is probably more appropriate in this case.

I've stopped locate.updatedb from scanning my ccache by appending .ccache to 

Mike Clarke

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