updatedb - Linux Command - Unix Command

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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.

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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