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    updatedb not indexing files on ntfs drive

    my machine has windows and slackware 13.1 installed. While starting slackware i mount the win D drive (using an entry in fstab).Recently i ran an updatedb but I cannot locate any file on the ntfs drives though they were mounted when i ran this command. Only file on my ext3 partition are located. Can anyone suggest a way out?

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    What is the mountpoint for your ntfs filesystem?

    If you look in /etc/updatedb.conf, there is a list of paths which are excluded from indexing. If your mountpoint is in /media or /mnt for example, it probably won't be indexed by default.

    My updatedb.conf for example is
    # directories to exclude from the slocate database:
    PRUNEPATHS="/media /mnt /tmp /var/tmp /var/cache /var/lock /var/run /var/spool"
    # filesystems to exclude from the slocate database:
    PRUNEFS="afs auto autofs binfmt_misc cifs coda configfs cramfs debugfs devpts ftpfs iso9660 mqueue ncpfs nfs nfs4 proc ramfs securityfs shfs smbfs sshfs sysfs tmpfs udf usbfs"

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