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  • Fedora 36 Planning To Use plocate As New "locate" Replacement

    Phoronix: Fedora 36 Planning To Use plocate As New "locate" Replacement

    Fedora 36 is planning to use plocate as its new provider of the locate command for finding files on file-systems. Plocate should make for even faster locating of files on disk as well as doing so using less CPU cycles...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ora-36-plocate

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    Interesting I remember when it was slocate. Then mlocate and now plocate? Also wrote my own using sqlite called blocate. Performance is amazing.
    https://github.com/jboero/blocate

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    • #3
      Oh wow - having just switched to plocate myself it really is much faster than mlocate...

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      • #4
        I also switched to plocate a few months ago and it is much faster

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        • #5
          Where do you notice a difference? Debian offers three locate packages, locate (from findutils), mlocate and plocate. I use locate and it seems the only speed limiting factor is the scrolling speed in the terminal window when typing something like "locate gcc".

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          • #6
            Originally posted by George99 View Post
            Where do you notice a difference? Debian offers three locate packages, locate (from findutils), mlocate and plocate. I use locate and it seems the only speed limiting factor is the scrolling speed in the terminal window when typing something like "locate gcc".
            Both update and search. Especially with millions of files in the db.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by George99 View Post
              Where do you notice a difference? Debian offers three locate packages, locate (from findutils), mlocate and plocate. I use locate and it seems the only speed limiting factor is the scrolling speed in the terminal window when typing something like "locate gcc".
              mlocate in Debian says that it's a transitional package and has been superseded by plocate: https://packages.debian.org/sid/mlocate
              “This is a transitional dummy package to plocate, it can be safely removed.”

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