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

locate.updatedb -- update locate database SYNOPSIS
/usr/libexec/locate.updatedb 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). 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. BSD
October 5, 2005 BSD

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LOCATE(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						 LOCATE(1)

locate -- find files SYNOPSIS
locate [-d dbpath] pattern DESCRIPTION
locate searches a database for all pathnames which match the specified pattern. The database is recomputed periodically, and contains the pathnames of all files which are publicly accessible. Shell globbing and quoting characters (``*'', ``?'', ``'', ``['' and ``]'') may be used in pattern, although they will have to be escaped from the shell. Preceding any character with a backslash (``'') eliminates any special meaning which it may have. The matching differs in that no characters must be matched explicitly, including slashes (``/''). As a special case, a pattern containing no globbing characters (``foo'') is matched as though it were ``*foo*''. Options: -d dbpath Sets the list of databases to search to dbpath which can name one or more database files separated by ``:'', an empty component in the list represents the default database. The environment variable LOCATE_PATH has the same effect. FILES
/var/db/locate.database Default database EXIT STATUS
locate exits with a 0 if a match is found, and >0 if no match is found or if another problem (such as a missing or corrupted database file) is encountered. SEE ALSO
find(1), fnmatch(3), locate.conf(5), weekly.conf(5), locate.updatedb(8) Woods, James A., "Finding Files Fast", ;login, 8:1, pp. 8-10, 1983. HISTORY
The locate command appeared in 4.4BSD. BSD
April 19, 2004 BSD
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