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locate(1)                                                            locate(1)



NAME
       locate - find files by name


SYNOPSIS
       locate [OPTION]... PATTERN...


DESCRIPTION
       locate  reads  one  or more databases prepared by updatedb(8) and writes file names
       matching at least one of the PATTERNs to standard output, one per line.

       If --regex is not specified, PATTERNs can contain globbing characters.  If any PAT-
       TERN  contains  no globbing characters, locate behaves as if the pattern were *PAT-
       TERN*.

       By default, locate does not check whether files  found  in  database  still  exist.
       locate  can never report files created after the most recent update of the relevant
       database.


EXIT STATUS
       locate exits with status 0 if any match was found or if locate was invoked with one
       of the --limit 0, --help, --statistics or --version options.  If no match was found
       or a fatal error was encountered, locate exits with status 1.

       Errors encountered while reading a database are  not  fatal,  search  continues  in
       other specified databases, if any.


OPTIONS
       -b, --basename
              Match  only the base name against the specified patterns.  This is the oppo-
              site of --wholename.


       -c, --count
              Instead of writing file names on standard output, write the number of match-
              ing entries only.


       -d, --database DBPATH
              Replace  the  default database with DBPATH.  DBPATH is a :-separated list of
              database file names.  If more than one --database option is  specified,  the
              resulting path is a concatenation of the separate paths.

              An empty database file name is replaced by the default database.  A database
              file name - refers to the standard input.  Note that a database can be  read
              from the standard input only once.


       -e, --existing
              Print only entries that refer to files existing at the time locate is run.


       -L, --follow
              When  checking  whether files exist (if the --existing option is specified),
              follow trailing symbolic links.  This causes broken  symbolic  links  to  be
              omitted from the output.

              This  is the default behavior.  The opposite can be specified using --nofol-
              low.


       -h, --help
              Write a summary of the available options to standard output  and  exit  suc-
              cessfully.


       -i, --ignore-case
              Ignore case distinctions when matching patterns.


       -l, --limit, -n LIMIT
              Exit  successfully  after  finding  LIMIT entries.  If the --count option is
              specified, the resulting count is also limited to LIMIT.


       -m, --mmap
              Ignored, for compatibility with BSD and GNU locate.


       -P, --nofollow, -H
              When checking whether files exist (if the --existing option  is  specified),
              do not follow trailing symbolic links.  This causes broken symbolic links to
              be reported like other files.

              This is the opposite of --follow.


       -0, --null
              Separate the entries on output using the  ASCII  NUL  character  instead  of
              writing each entry on a separate line.  This option is designed for interop-
              erability with the --null option of GNU xargs(1).


       -S, --statistics
              Write statistics about each read database  to  standard  output  instead  of
              searching for files and exit successfully.


       -q, --quiet
              Write  no  messages  about  errors  encountered while reading and processing
              databases.


       -r, --regexp REGEXP
              Search for a basic regexp REGEXP.  No PATTERNs are allowed if this option is
              used, but this option can be specified multiple times.


       --regex
              Interpret all PATTERNs as extended regexps.


       -s, --stdio
              Ignored, for compatibility with BSD and GNU locate.


       -V, --version
              Write information about the version and license of locate on standard output
              and exit successfully.


       -w, --wholename
              Match only the whole path name against the specified patterns.

              This  is  the  default  behavior.   The  opposite  can  be  specified  using
              --basename.


EXAMPLES
       To search for a file named exactly NAME (not *NAME*), use
              locate -b '\NAME'
       Because  \  is a globbing character, this disables the implicit replacement of NAME
       by *NAME*.


FILES
       /var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db
              The database searched by default.


ENVIRONMENT
       LOCATE_PATH
              Path to additional databases,  added  after  the  default  database  or  the
              databases specified using the --database option.


NOTES
       The  order  in  which  the  requested databases are processed is unspecified, which
       allows locate to reorder the database path for security reasons.

       locate attempts to be compatible to slocate (without the options used for  creating
       databases)  and  GNU locate, in that order.  This is the reason for the impractical
       default --follow option and for the confusing set of --regex and --regexp  options.

       The  short spelling of the -r option is incompatible to GNU locate, where it corre-
       sponds to the --regex option.  Use the long option names to avoid confusion.

       The LOCATE_PATH environment variable replaces the default database in BSD  and  GNU
       locate, but it is added to other databases in this implementation and slocate.


AUTHOR
       Miloslav Trmac <mitr AT redhat.com>


SEE ALSO
       updatedb(8)



mlocate                            Jul 2005                          locate(1)

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