Provided by: dlocate_1.07+nmu1_all
update-dlocatedb - generate text database of installed files for dlocate
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.
-p Update the packages list only -j Update the files list only -b Update both (default) -h This help message
/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"
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).