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locate: Recompute the database. You need to do it if you want to find recently added files.
$ sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
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The command "sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb" is used to update the database used by the 'locate' command on a Unix or Linux system.

Here's a breakdown of the command:

  • "sudo": This is a command that allows a user to run programs with the security privileges of another user, typically the superuser (root). It prompts the user for their password before executing the command.

  • "/usr/libexec/locate.updatedb": This is the path to the executable file that updates the 'locate' database. This file is usually located in the "/usr/libexec" directory, but it may vary depending on the distribution and configuration of the system.

When this command is executed with root privileges, it scans the entire file system to create or update a database that contains the names and locations of files and directories. This database is used by the 'locate' command to quickly find files based on their name or parts of their name.

It is common to run this command periodically, either manually or as part of a scheduled task, to ensure the 'locate' command provides up-to-date results when searching for files on the system.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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