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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for locate.conf (netbsd section 5)

LOCATE.CONF(5)			     BSD File Formats Manual			   LOCATE.CONF(5)

NAME
     locate.conf -- locate database configuration file

DESCRIPTION
     The locate.conf file specifies the behavior of locate.updatedb(8), which creates the
     locate(1) database.

     The locate.conf file contains a list of newline separated records, each of which is composed
     of a keyword and arguments, which are separated by white space.  Arguments with embedded
     shell metacharacters must be quoted in sh(1) style.  Lines beginning with ``#'' are treated
     as comments and ignored.  However, a ``#'' in the middle of a line does not start a comment.

     The configuration options are as follows:

     ignore pattern ...
	     Ignore files or directories.  When building the database, do not descend into files
	     or directories which match one of the specified patterns.	The matched files or
	     directories are not stored to the database.

	     Default: Not specified.

     ignorecontents pattern ...
	     Ignore contents of directories.  When building the database, do not descend into
	     files or directories which match one of the specified patterns.  The matched files
	     or directories themselves are stored to the database.

	     Default: Not specified.

     ignorefs type ...
	     Ignore file system by type, adding type to the default list.  When building the
	     database, do not descend into file systems which are of the specified type.  The
	     mount points are not stored to the database.  If a ``!'' is prepended to type, the
	     meaning is negated, that is, ignore file systems which do not have the type.  As a
	     special case, if ``none'' is specified for type, the ignorefs list is cleared and
	     all file systems are traversed.

	     type is used as an argument to find(1) -fstype.  The sysctl(8) command can be used
	     to find out the types of file systems that are available on the system:

		   sysctl vfs.generic.fstypes

	     Default: !local cd9660 fdesc kernfs procfs

     searchpath directory ...
	     Specify base directories to be put in the database.

	     Default: /

     workdir directory
	     Specify the working directory of locate.updatedb, in which a temporary file is
	     placed.  The temporary file is a list of all files, and you should specify a direc-
	     tory that has enough space to hold it.

	     Default: /tmp

     Refer to find(1) for the details of pattern (see -path expression) and type (see -fstype
     expression).

FILES
     /etc/locate.conf		   The file locate.conf resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO
     find(1), locate(1), locate.updatedb(8), sysctl(8)

HISTORY
     The locate.conf file format first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.

AUTHORS
     ITOH Yasufumi

BSD					  July 10, 2011 				      BSD


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