updatedb how to "add" another path

Asked by oddemirci on 2010-02-09

How to add another path for updatedb?

I have another partition mounted under "/media" but it does not search it.

If I use

updatedb -U path

then it only searches "path".

How to "add" another path?

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oddemirci (oddemirci) said : #2

What do you mean partitions regocnized? Of course it is recognized and everything working well. Please do not answer a question for which you don't have knowledge. I appreciate that you are trying to be helpful, though.

oddemirci (oddemirci) said : #4

Hello,

In the file updatedb.conf, /media is included by default:

PRUNEPATHS="/tmp /var/spool /media"

The problem is the following: I don't want anything in /media to be included, but I want /media/partition1 to be included.

Unfortunately, undatedb.conf has only the PRUNEPATHS option. This means that you can "subtract" a path from the database. But there should be a way to "add" a path to the database. It seems that the developers of updatedb did not include this capability.

Anyway, I will mount the partition to some other place.