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LOCATE.UPDATEDB(8) System Manager's Manual LOCATE.UPDATEDB(8)

NAME

locate.updatedbupdate locate database

SYNOPSIS

locate.updatedb [--fcodes=dbfile] [--filesystems='type ...'] [--prunepaths='dir ...'] [--searchpaths='dir ...'] [--tmpdir=dir]

DESCRIPTION

locate.updatedb updates the database used by locate(1). It is typically run once a week by the /etc/weekly script.
The contents of the newly built database can be controlled by the /etc/locate.rc file as well as the command line arguments.
The options are as follows:
 
 
--fcodes
Output to an alternate database file instead of the default /var/db/locate.database. If ‘-’ is specified in place of the file name, send the database to the standard output.
 
 
--filesystems
A list of filesystem types to be traversed by find(1).
 
 
--prunepaths
Sets the list of parent directories that should not go in the database.
 
 
--searchpaths
Sets the list of directories to be put in the database.
 
 
--tmpdir
Sets the directory temporary files are stored in.

FILES

/etc/locate.rc
configuration file
/var/db/locate.database
default database

SEE ALSO

find(1), locate(1), weekly(8)
Woods, James A., Finding Files Fast, ;login, 8:1, pp. 8-10, 1983.
December 10, 2009 OpenBSD-current