Re: hard drive indexing and realtime searching
From: Simon Frettloeh (simon.frettloeh_at_stud.uka.de)
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 17:19:37 +0100 To: Robert Brockway <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Robert Brockway wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005, Steven Anderson wrote:
> You mean that capability we've had for the last (I don't know how many)
> years? :)
>> a db...somthing command that will index the hard drive
>> now which i ran across some time ago. Unfortunately it
>> did not seem to work when I issued the command
>> although it ran somthing all night long. Anyone know
>> what command this is since I cant seem to find it
>> again. Also anyone know of any indexing projects?
> updatedb is used to index the HD and locate is used to search the DB.
> If updatedb did not work as you expect you may wish to strace it to see
> what it is doing.
I think, he's meaning a full-text index (like grepping the files for
text) espescially for pdf and office documents. Not only searching for
filenames. Is that right?
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