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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     locate.updatedb - update locate database

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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:

             Sets the directory temporary files are stored in.

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

             Sets the list  of  directories  to  be  put  in  the

             Sets  the list of parent directories that should not
go in the

             A list  of  filesystem  types  to  be  traversed  by

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     find(1), locate(1), weekly(8)

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

OpenBSD     3.6                        February     11,      1996
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