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[tink@diggn:~]$ updatedb --help
Secure Locate 2.7 - Released January 24, 2003
Copyright (c) 1999, 2000, 2001 Kevin Lindsay & Netnation Communications Inc. &
James A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
search usage: updatedb [-qi] [-d <path>] [--database=<path>] <search string>...
updatedb [-r <regexp>] [--regexp=<regexp>]
database usage: updatedb [-qv] [-o <file>] [--output=<file>]
updatedb [-e <dir1,dir2,...>] [-f <fs_type1,...> ] [-l <level>]
[-c] <[-U <path>] [-u]>
general usage: updatedb [-Vh] [--version] [--help]
-u - Create slocate database starting at path /.
-U <dir> - Create slocate database starting at path <dir>.
-c - Parse original GNU Locate's '/etc/updatedb.conf'
when using the -u or -U options. If 'updatedb' is
symbolically linked to the 'updatedb' binary, the
original configuration file will automatically be
-e <dir1,dir2,...> - Exclude directories from the slocate database when
using the -u or -U options.
-f <fs_type1,...> - Exclude file system types from the slocate database
when using the -u or -U options. (ie. NFS, etc).
-l <level> - Security level.
0 turns security checks off. This will make
1 turns security checks on. This is the default.
-q - Quiet mode. Error messages are suppressed.
-n <num> - Limit the amount of results shown to <num>.
-i - Does a case insensitive search.
--regexp=<regexp> - Search the database using a basic POSIX regular
--output=<file> - Specifies the database to create.
--database=<path> - Specfies the path of databases to search in.
--help - Display this help.
--verbose - Verbose mode. Display files when creating database.
--version - Display version.
Author: Kevin Lindsay
Has several advantages ... a central config file
with prune-paths and file-systems being only one
of them ;)
The "normal" locate, run without parameters, will
put everything under the current path in locates
database, so make sure you change to / before
you run it.