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


NAME
locate.updatedb -- update locate database
SYNOPSIS
/usr/libexec/locate.updatedb [-c file]
DESCRIPTION
The locate.updatedb program rebuilds the database used by the locate(1) program. It is usually run once per week, see weekly.conf(5). The file systems and files (not) scanned can be configured in locate.conf(5).
OPTIONS
The locate.updatedb program supports this option: -c file Use file (in locate.conf(5) format) as the configuration file instead of the default /etc/locate.conf.
FILES
/var/db/locate.database Default database
SEE ALSO
find(1), locate(1), fnmatch(3), locate.conf(5), weekly.conf(5) Woods, James A., "Finding Files Fast", ;login, 8:1, pp. 8-10, 1983.
HISTORY
The locate.updatedb command appeared in 4.4BSD. NetBSD 9.99 February 6, 2020 NetBSD 9.99
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