Quick Tip: Clear Out GNOME Tracker Indexes

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If you followed my recent video tutorial on enabling Ubuntu/GNOME’s Tracker search tool, you should now be enjoying the ability to search the files on your system.

During a recent upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04, which was recently released, I found that the Tracker search tool index had become corrupted. I tried to tell Tracker to rebuild the index, but experienced some weird issues.

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Find files on your system using ‘locate’

Locating files that you know exist, but you can't remember where they are can be frustrating. There are a handful of GUI-based search tools for Linux and Unix, but if you prefer to work in the command line, or don't have one of these special apps installed, you can often fall back on command line tool locate.

The locate command works by querying a database of your files ...

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