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    Command:

    updatedb

    
    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           updatedb [OPTION]...
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           updatedb  creates  or  updates  a  database  used by locate(1).  If the
           database already exists, its data is reused to avoid rereading directo-
           ries that have not changed.
    
           updatedb  is  usually  run  daily  by  cron(8)  to  update  the default
           database.
    
    
    

    EXIT STATUS

           updatedb returns with exit status 0 on success, 1 on error.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           The PRUNE_BIND_MOUNTS, PRUNEFS, PRUNENAMES  and  PRUNEPATHS  variables,
           which  are modified by some of the options, are documented in detail in
           updatedb.conf(5).
    
           -f, --add-prunefs FS
                  Add entries in white-space-separated list FS to PRUNEFS.
    
           -n, --add-prunenames NAMES
                  Add entries in white-space-separated list NAMES to PRUNENAMES.
    
           -e, --add-prunepaths PATHS
                  Add entries in white-space-separated list PATHS to PRUNEPATHS.
    
           -U, --database-root PATH
                  Store only results of scanning the file system subtree rooted at
                  PATH  to  the  generated  database.   The  whole  file system is
                  scanned by default.
    
                  locate(1) outputs entries as absolute  path  names  which  don't
                  contain symbolic links, regardless of the form of PATH.
    
           --debug-pruning
                  Write  debugging information about pruning decisions to standard
                  error output.
    
           -h, --help
                  Write a summary of the available options to standard output  and
                  Set PRUNEFS to FS, overriding the configuration file.
    
           --prunenames NAMES
                  Set PRUNENAMES to NAMES, overriding the configuration file.
    
           --prunepaths PATHS
                  Set PRUNEPATHS to PATHS, overriding the configuration file.
    
           -l, --require-visibility FLAG
                  Set  the  "require  file visibility before reporting it" flag in
                  the generated database to FLAG.
    
                  If FLAG is 0 or no, or if the database file is readable by "oth-
                  ers"  or  it  is  not  owned  by  slocate, locate(1) outputs the
                  database entries even if the user running  locate(1)  could  not
                  have read the directory necessary to find out the file described
                  by the database entry.
    
                  If FLAG is 1 or yes (the default), locate(1) checks the  permis-
                  sions of parent directories of each entry before reporting it to
                  the invoking user.  To make the file existence truly hidden from
                  other  users,  the  database  group  is  set  to slocate and the
                  database permissions prohibit  reading  the  database  by  users
                  using other means than locate(1), which is set-gid slocate.
    
                  Note that the visibility flag is checked only if the database is
                  owned by slocate and it is not readable by "others".
    
           -v, --verbose
                  Output path names of files to standard output, as soon  as  they
                  are found.
    
           -V, --version
                  Write  information  about  the  version and licence of locate on
                  standard output and exit successfully.
    
    
    

    EXAMPLES

           To create a private mlocate database as an user other than root, run
                  updatedb -l 0 -o db_file -U source_directory
           Note that all users that can read db_file can get the complete list  of
           files in the subtree of source_directory.
    
    
    

    FILES

           /etc/updatedb.conf
                  A configuration file.  See updatedb.conf(5).
    
           slocate and attempts to be compatible to  GNU  locate  where  possible.
           This is not the case for updatedb.
    
    
    

    AUTHOR

           Miloslav Trmac <mitr@redhat.com>
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           locate(1), mlocate.db(5), updatedb.conf(5)
    
    
    

    mlocate Jun 2008 updatedb(8)

    
    
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