James Drabb JDrabb at
Wed Nov 27 08:56:58 PST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Keller [mailto:rakeller at] 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:46 AM
> To: Blfs
> Subject: Aliasing
> Is there a way to equate an alias with the updatedb command.  I 
> tried the following in .bash_profile without success
> alias udb='updatedb --prunepaths="/mnt /proc /tmp /usr/src"'
> This line fails to execute.  Any suggestions as to how to do 
> this?  Thanks
> RK

Hmmm, what kind of error do you get?

I just made this alias and it ran fine:

alias udb='updatedb --prunepaths="/mnt /proc /dev /var /tmp"'

Jim Drabb
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James Drabb JR
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