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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     locate.updatedb -- update locate database

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The locate.updatedb utility updates the database used by locate(1).  It
     is typically run once a week by the /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate

     The contents of the newly built database can be controlled by the
     /etc/locate.rc file.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

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

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     LOCATE_CONFIG	      path to the configuration file

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     locate(1), periodic(8)

     Woods, James A., "Finding Files Fast", ;login, 8:1, pp. 8-10, 1983.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       February 11, 1996		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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