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PostgreSQL File Finder

PostgreSQL File Finder is an alternative to the locate/updatedb commands found in most Linux environments. It searches the filesystem for all files and directories and stores that information in a PostgreSQL database. It can also collect file lists from other hosts, giving you the opportunity to search for files on several hosts using the same command.

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Recent releases

  •  25 Feb 2003 09:52

    Release Notes: An ignore_directories table for specifying directories to skip in the file collecting search was added. A -v parameter was added to collectfile for extra verbosity. All files are now stored in a temporary table before being inserted into the master table, making it possible to search for files while the database is being updated.

    •  19 Feb 2003 15:01

      Release Notes: The collectfile program now does a commit for each 10000 inserts, since a severe performance problem was observed on a PostgreSQL after 2 million INSERTs without any COMMIT. A num_files field was also added in the hosts table which contains the number of files collected from each host.

      •  20 Dec 2002 15:22

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        Recent comments

        22 Oct 2008 08:59 dazo

        Interest in further development
        This project was started due to lack of features, flexibility and speed in the traditional locate database.

        In the mean time, slocate has come and the speed, performance and features has improved.

        This project has been laying still for "quite" some time. If there are any interest in further development of this project, let me know. If not, this project will be completely shut down.


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