updatedb(1) -- Linux man page

 

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),