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.
|locate||find files by name|
|mlocate.db||a mlocate database|
|updatedb.conf||a configuration file for updatedb(8)|
|updatedb||update a database for mlocate|