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NAME

updatedb − update the slocate database

SYNOPSIS

updatedb [−u] [−U path] [−e path1,path2,...] [−f fstype1,...] [−l [01] ] [−q] [−v,−−verbose] [−V, −−version] [−h, −−help] pattern...

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents slocate, a security-enhanced version of locate. updatedb is simply a link to slocate that implies the -u option.

OPTIONS

−u

Create slocate database starting at the root directory. This is the default behavior when called as updatedb.

−U path

Create slocate database starting at path path.

−e dirs

Exclude directories in the comma-separated list dirs from the slocate database.

−f fstypes

Exclude file systems in the comma-separated list dirs from the slocate database.

−l <num>

Security level. −l 0 turns security checks off, which will make searches faster. −l 1 turns security checks on. This is the default.

−q

Quiet mode; error messages are suppressed.

−v

Verbose mode; display files indexed when creating database

−−help

Print a summary of the options to slocate and exit.

−−version

Print the version number of slocate and exit.

ENVIRONMENT

SEE ALSO

locate(1L),

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