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Re: Finding files not present (challenge to your intelligence)

Heiko Schlittermann <heiko@os.inf.tu-dresden.de> writes:

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> On Mar 28, Kai Grossjohann wrote
> : >>>>> Eloy A Paris writes:
> : 
> :   Eloy> I was given a text file containing one file name (no full path
> :   Eloy> name) per line. My task consists of searching the entire
> :   Eloy> filesystem and generate a list of the files that are NOT
> :   Eloy> present.
> : 
> : updatedb generates a database of all file names on the system.  (It
> : only runs for a few minutes for my system.)
> Not of all files.  Of files searchable by `nobody.nogroup'.

You can run updatedb manually to get a list of all files.  Look at the
options in the info page for more information.

Kevin Dalley

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