On Saturday 22 September 2007, umair shakil wrote: > Dear Salam, > > No it doesnot slow down the system > > Regards, > > Umair Shakil > ETD > > On 9/21/07, Feizhou <feizhou at graffiti.net> wrote: > > umair shakil wrote: > > > Dear Salam, > > > > > > Well i have used the command on shell "updatedb" it will allow you to > > > make fast > > > searching. > > > > and slow down the whole box during updatedb :-) Then how exactly does updatedb work if it doesn't slow down your system? On my boxes it always goes through the filesystem, looks at filenames, ownerships, permissions and so on and creates it's database. This puts load on the box and therefore slows down the system. Peter.