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bug #43761: --verbose option is not supported by 'locate'

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 05 Dec 2014 05:34:45 PM UTC
Category:  locate Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Invalid
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None
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Sun 10 May 2015 02:43:16 PM UTC, comment #2: 

If you were using GNU locate, the command-line option you want would be --statistics.   It prints a number of interesting statistics, but not the modification time of the database.  I just checked in a change which does do so.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Sat 06 Dec 2014 11:21:26 PM UTC, comment #1: 

While it's true that findutils' locate(1) doesn't support
the --verbose flag, adding this option wouldn't help:

> $ locate --version
> mlocate 0.26

You are using one of the distributions which has chosen to
replace GNU findutils' implementation of locate(1) by the
one from the "mlocate" package.
I'm afraid you have to ask on their bugtracker or mailing list.

Have a nice day,

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Project Administrator
Fri 05 Dec 2014 05:34:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

--verbose option is not supported by 'locate'

Actual result:

$ locate --verbose '*file_pattern*'
locate: unrecognized option '--verbose'

Expected result:

Verbose output including which databases are used for the search; their timestamps (last updated date).

Additional information:

$ locate --version
mlocate 0.26
Copyright (C) 2007 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.

Distrib: Ubuntu 14.04.1 x32



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