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Old 08-14-2006, 09:49 AM
minckster minckster is offline
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How to stop updatedb from indexing backup drive?

Has anyone figured out how to stop locate.updatedb from indexing one's backup drive? Currently /usr/bin/locate doubles its results, once from Macintosh HD and once from Backup HD. I already have Backup HD blocked from indexing by Spotlight, but that doesn't seem to affect locate.

A quick search gives this MacOSXhint, "Prevent locate's update from updating certain folders," but that refers to locate.updatedb running as a cron job, which it no longer does, so I'm reluctant to apply the hint. It also looks muy complicated.

If no one can help me out, I'll post whatever answer I come up with -- eventually.

Last edited by minckster; 08-14-2006 at 09:51 AM. Reason: Added comma to second paragraph
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