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

NAME
     locate.updatedb -- update locate database

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/libexec/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.

OPTIONS
     The available 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 be go
                    in the database.

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

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

SEE ALSO
     locate(1)

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

4.4BSD                         February 11, 1996                        4.4BSD