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Create a customized user-centric locate database
Authored by: avn on Apr 08, '08 02:38:48PM

While the method you suggested should work as well, it requires that the original locate command be set up and running on all user directories. Mine was not set to do this by default. Likewise, because of this others can search your files quite easily. Something that you may not want.

Also, because this script is set up to run by itself, it doesn't require that you run the system-wide locatedb program, and hence can be run for very frequent updates if your user account is not bloated. I chose to run mine every hour, but one could always choose the weekly updates.

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