Man Page Minute – updatedb

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
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.

CONFIGURATION FILE
Secure Locates updatedb will automatically parse GNU Locates
/etc/updatedb.conf. But please be aware that Secure Locate currently
does NOT support all options provided by GNU Locates configuration
file.

Options currently supported by Secure Locate are PRUNEFS and PRUNEPATHS

SEE ALSO
slocate(1)

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