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/etc/updatedb.conf - a configuration file for updatedb(8)
/etc/updatedb.conf is a text file. Blank lines are ignored. A #
character outside of a quoted string starts a comment extending until
end of line.
Other lines must be of the following form:
VARIABLE = "VALUE"
White space between tokens is ignored. VARIABLE is an alphanumeric
string which does not start with a digit. VALUE can contain any
character except for ". No escape mechanism is supported within VALUE
and there is no way to write VALUE spanning more than one line.
Unknown VARIABLE values are considered an error. The defined variables
A whitespace-separated list of file system types (as used in
/etc/mtab) which should not be scanned by updatedb(8). The file
system type matching is case-insensitive. By default, no file
system types are skipped.
When scanning a file system is skipped, all file systems mounted
in the subtree are skipped too, even if their type does not
match any entry in PRUNEFS.
A whitespace-separated list of path names of directories which
should not be scanned by updatedb(8). Each path name must be
exactly in the form in which the directory would be reported by
By default, no paths are skipped.
One of the strings 0, no, 1 or yes. If PRUNE_BIND_MOUNTS is 1
or yes, bind mounts are not scanned by updatedb(8). All file
systems mounted in the subtree of a bind mount are skipped as
well, even if they are not bind mounts.
By default, bind mounts are not skipped.
Unlike the traditional behavior of PRUNEFS and PRUNEPATHS, which
excludes the matched directory (or the root of a matched file system)
from the created database, the matched directory is entered in the
created database. This allows e.g. locate /tmp to find the standard
temporary directories even though their contents are excluded from the
In some updatedb(8) implementations PRUNEPATHS can be used to exclude
non-directory files. This is not the case in this implementation.
/etc/updatedb.conf is a shell script in some implementations, which
allows much more flexibility in defining the variables. Equivalent
functionality can be achieved by using the command-line options to
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