locate and updatedb

Byron Boulton daytonb@zoho.com
Thu Feb 11 14:01:00 GMT 2016


Does anyone here have success using `updatedb` and `locate` in cygwin? I 
use `locate` heavily on my Linux machines, but everytime I've tried to 
run `updatedb` on cygwin I've given up and killed the process because it 
is taking too long. Is there something wrong with cygwin's 
implementation of `updatedb` making it not work at all or making it 
slower that on my Linux machines? Or are there others who have success 
using it on cygwin?

Byron


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