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"updatedb" refreshes the file database. You need to run this command as root after you install/remove a package in order to have the database up-to-date so locate command will find the new files.

However, if you don't plan to use locate command inmediately you do not have to run "updatedb" manually since it's executed daily by a cron task.

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