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10.5: Get locate to index the Time Machine drive
Authored by: bgg on Nov 18, '07 04:09:28PM
Rather than edit the system file /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb, you can adjust the paths used by editing the file /etc/locate.rc.

This is read by locate.updatedb when it starts up to set custom paths and so on.

Editing system files is fraught because if they are updated, you are liable to lose your changes or you'll have to manually merge in your customisations to the updated file.

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