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locate.updatedb
update locate database

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

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:
 
 
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.
 
 
A list of filesystem types to be traversed by find(1).
 
 
Sets the list of parent directories that should not go in the database.
 
 
Sets the list of directories to be put in the database.
 
 
Sets the directory temporary files are stored in.

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

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