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I am looking at a file in my current directory (I'm root) called jungledisk..... When I do a locate *jungle*.* or *jungle* it produces no results.... what am I missing?

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Are you sure the locate database is getting updated in a timely fashion? Maybe it's configured to update weekly and the files simply aren't in the database yet? –  larsks Dec 10 '10 at 20:28

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make sure you run

updatedb

first

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Yep, that's it, thanks –  Webnet Dec 10 '10 at 20:29
    
When that doesn't fix the problem, what else to try? –  Brian Z Jul 31 at 23:36

locate searches a database constructed by updatedb. you may need to rerun this command (or better yet, automate its running)

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locate depends on a list filename database which is updated by the updatedb command. The database only reflects the filesystem at the time updatedb was run, so new files won't be found, and removed files will be.

You might want to add it to root's crontab. The entry below will run it at midnight, every night:

[root@localhost]$ crontab -e
0 0 * * * /usr/bin/updatedb
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Depending upon the distribution, this command might also get it to run automatically, once per day: ln -s /usr/bin/updatedb /etc/cron.daily/updatedb although most distributions would automatically put an entry in there. –  zerolagtime Dec 11 '10 at 18:28

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