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       plocate-build - generate index for plocate


       plocate-build [OPTION]...  MLOCATE_DB PLOCATE_DB


       plocate-build  creates  an  index  from  plocate(1)  from  an  index  earlier generated by
       updatedb(8) from the mlocate(1) package. Most users would rather want to use plocate's own
       updatedb(8),  which  is more direct.  If PLOCATE_DB already exists, it will be overwritten
       (non-atomically). The file is created such that it is not  world-readable,  as  the  final
       access check is done by plocate(1) during the search.


       -b, --block-size SIZE
              Create  blocks  containing  SIZE  filenames each, compress them together, and treat
              them as the same element in  the  posting  lists.  This  makes  the  index  smaller
              (because  the  compression  algorithm  gets  more context to work with, and because
              there are fewer elements in each posting list), but also makes posting  lists  less
              precise,  moving  more  work  to  weeding  out  false  positives after posting list

              Making this number larger will make linear  search  (for  --regex,  or  very  short
              patterns) faster, with diminishing returns around 256 filenames per block. However,
              making it too large will cause more false positives, reducing  overall  performance
              for  typical  queries.  The  default  value  is  32.   Setting  it  to  1 makes one
              (compressed) block per filename.

       -p, --plaintext
              Treat the input as plain text, with entries delimited by newlines,  instead  of  an
              mlocate database.

       --help Print out usage information, then exit successfully.

              Print out version information, then exit successfully.


       Steinar H. Gunderson <>


       plocate(1),  /etc/cron.daily/plocate  (which  is  called  in the source