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Re: locatedb question

On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 01:27:09PM -0400, Mike Dresser wrote:
> router:~# locate \* | wc -l
> 68558
> router:~# updatedb
> router:~# locate \* | wc -l
> 91395
> Every night, updatedb runs, and updates, removing something like 21000
> files from the locatedb.  Looking through the cron.daily, i see updatedb
> runs as nobody.  Is there a particular danger in running this as other
> than nobody?

On your router, likely there is no harm in having a full locatedb.
On a true multi-user system, users want to be able to chmod go-rwx
their directories and not have the names of files still available
to random other users on the system.  AFAIK that is the reason.



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