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LOCATE.UPDATEDB(8)      OpenBSD 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
             database.

     --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.

OpenBSD 3.6                    February 11, 1996                             1