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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for locate.updatedb (opendarwin section 8)

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

NAME
locate.updatedb -- update locate database
SYNOPSIS
/usr/libexec/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.
OPTIONS
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. ---searchpaths 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. ---filesystems A list of filesystem types to be traversed by find(1).
FILES
/var/db/locate.database the default database /etc/locate.rc the configuration file
SEE ALSO
locate(1) Woods, James A., "Finding Files Fast", ;login, 8:1, pp. 8-10, 1983. 4.4BSD February 11, 1996 4.4BSD


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