Package mlocate

An utility for finding files by name

mlocate is a locate/updatedb implementation. It keeps a database of
all existing files and allows you to lookup files by name.

The 'm' stands for "merging": updatedb reuses the existing database to avoid
rereading most of the file system, which makes updatedb faster and does not
trash the system caches as much as traditional locate implementations.

Version: 0.26

General Commands

locate alias for plocate

File Formats

mlocate.db a mlocate database
updatedb.conf a configuration file for updatedb(8)

System Administration

updatedb update a database for plocate