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update-dlocatedb - generate text database of installed files for dlocate

UPDATE-DLOCATEDB(8) dlocate UPDATE-DLOCATEDB(8)

NAME

update-dlocatedb - generate text database of installed files for dlocate
 

SYNOPSIS

update-dlocatedb
 

DESCRIPTION

update-dlocatedb generates a plain text package contents listing from the files /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list
This program is usually called from cron.daily.
 

OPTIONS

-p
Update the packages list only
 
-j
Update the files list only
 
-b
Update both (default)
 
-h
This help message
 
 

FILES

/etc/default/dlocate
Configuration file with default options. Currently the only option is to enable/disable gzip compression of the dlocatedb file.
/var/lib/dpkg/info
Directory containing dpkg file lists
/var/lib/dlocate/dlocatedb
Plain text listing of all files belonging to all packages (optionally compressed)
 
/var/lib/dlocate/dpkg-list
Listing of all packages known to dpkg.
 
This contains the reformatted output output of 'dpkg -l'. The file format is four fields separated by tabs:
 
status [TAB] package-name [TAB] installed version [TAB] short description
 
The "installed version" field may contain an architecture, e.g. ":arch"
 
 

SEE ALSO

dlocate(1)

AUTHOR

This version of update-dlocatedb was written by Fredrik Hallenberg, Craig Sanders, and Pawel Chmielowski.
The manual page was written by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others, under the terms of the GNU GPL).
 
2016-06-20 Debian Project