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       updatedb - update a file name database

       updatedb [options]

       This  manual  page documents the GNU version of updatedb, which updates
       file name databases used by GNU locate.	The file name  databases  con
       tain  lists  of	files that were in particular directory trees when the
       databases were last updated.  The file name of the default database  is
       determined  when locate and updatedb are configured and installed.  The
       frequency with which the databases are updated and the directories  for
       which  they  contain  entries  depend on how often updatedb is run, and
       with which arguments.

       In networked environments, it often makes sense to build a database  at
       the  root  of each filesystem, containing the entries for that filesys
       tem.  updatedb is then run for each filesystem on the fileserver  where
       that  filesystem  is on a local disk, to prevent thrashing the network.
       Users can select which databases locate searches using  an  environment
       variable  or  command line option; see locate(1).  Databases can not be
       concatenated together.

       The file name database format changed starting with GNU find and locate
       version	4.0  to  allow machines with different byte orderings to share
       the databases.  The new GNU locate  can	read  both  the  old  and  new
       database  formats.   However,  old  versions of locate and find produce
       incorrect results if given a new-format database.

       --findoptions=-option1 -option2...
	      Global options to pass on to  find.   The  environment  variable
	      FINDOPTIONS also sets this value.  Default is none.

       --localpaths=path1 path2...
	      Non-network directories to put in the database.  Default is /.

       --netpaths=path1 path2...
	      Network  (NFS,  AFS,  RFS,  etc.)  directories  to  put  in  the
	      database.  The environment  variable  NETPATHS  also  sets  this
	      value.  Default is none.

       --prunepaths=path1 path2...
	      Directories  to  not  put in the database, which would otherwise
	      be.  Remove any trailing slashes from the path names,  otherwise
	      updatedb	wont recognise the paths you want to omit (because it
	      uses them as  regular  expression  patterns).   The  environment
	      variable	PRUNEPATHS  also  sets	this  value.   Default is /tmp
	      /usr/tmp /var/tmp /afs.

	      File systems to not put in the database, which  would  otherwise
	      be.   Note  that files are pruned when a file system is reached;
	      Any file system mounted under an undesired file system  will  be
	      ignored.	The environment variable PRUNEFS also sets this value.
	      Default is nfs NFS proc.

	      The database file to build.  Default  is	system-dependent.   In
	      Debian GNU/Linux, the default is /var/cache/locate/locatedb.

	      The  user  to  search  non-network  directories as, using su(1).
	      Default is to search the non-network directories as the  current
	      user.   You  can	also use the environment variable LOCALUSER to
	      set this user.

	      The user to search network directories as, using su(1).  Default
	      is daemon.  You can also use the environment variable NETUSER to
	      set this user.

	      Create the database in the old format instead of the new one.

	      Print the version number of updatedb and exit.

       --help Print a summary of the options to updatedb and exit.

       find(1), locate(1), locatedb(5), xargs(1)  Finding  Files  (on-line  in
       Info, or printed)

       The  updatedb  program correctly handles filenames containing newlines,
       but only if the systems sort command has a working -z option.  If  you
       suspect	that  locate may need to return filenames containing newlines,
       consider using its --null option.

       The best way to report a bug  is  to  use  the  form  at  http://savan
       nah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=findutils.   The  reason  for  this is that you
       will then be able to track progress in fixing the problem.   Other com
       ments  about updatedb(1) and about the findutils package in general can
       be sent to the bug-findutils mailing list.   To	join  the  list,  send
       email to bug-findutils-request@gnu.org.


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