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

     locate.updatedb - update locate database

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

     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 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.

                    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.

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

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


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

4.4BSD                         February 11, 1996                             1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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