MirOS Manual: locate.updatedb(8), updatedb(8)

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

NAME

     locate.updatedb - update locate database

SYNOPSIS

     locate.updatedb [--tmpdir=dir] [--fcodes=dbfile] [--
                     searchpaths='dir1 -dir2...'] [--
                     prunepaths='dir1 -dir2...'] [--
                     filesystems='type1 -type2...']

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:

     --tmpdir
             Sets the directory temporary files are stored in.

     --fcodes
             Use the named file as the find codes database. If the file name
             '-' is given, the database will be sent to standard output.

     --searchpaths
             Sets the list of directories to be put in the database.

     --prunepaths
             Sets the list of parent directories that should not go in the da-
             tabase.

     --filesystems
             A list of filesystem types to be traversed by find(1).

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.

MirOS BSD #10-current         February 11, 1996                              1

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