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updatedb within chroot

I'm running a Debian wheezy under chroot and I notice that updatedb doesn't work ! I think it's because of missing entries inside fstab. Am I wrong ? Any advice to fix this ?
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Can slocate include file sizes?

I want to get a list of the large files on my system but I don't want to have to run the find command to produce this year. Can the slocate command be used to include file size information? I don't ...
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where is the updatedb database located?

I would like to remove with purge all entries of locate and its database. I tried apt-get purge locate and rm /etc/updatedb* But is the database gone also? Where is the updatedb database ...
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How can I view updatedb database content, and then exclude certain files/paths?

The updatedb database on my debian (squeeze) server is quite slow. where is the database located how can I view its content and find out if there are some paths with useless stuff, that I could add ...
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Command-line tool to search for file names on offline backup drives [closed]

I am looking for an open-source (command-line) tool to register and search all my (backup) drives on a file name level. I want to search for file and folder names preferably written as regular ...
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Using locate to only find directories containing the string “foo”

Is is it possible to use the locate command to only find directories? To rephrase, I want to search for a directory, and exclude any result that is not a directory, such as files or symlinks to files. ...
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How do I use the locate command within a specified directory?

I am using the locate command on Linux. My current usage of it searches through the entire filesystem. I only want it to search within a specific directory. How can I do this?
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Linux “locate” option not finding things

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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How to search in centos or linux

I have found that sometime i can find files using locate but sometimes it dont find. Which directories it find the file using locate or find Suppose i want to find the files or directories having ...