mlocate is a locate/updatedb implementation, a utility for finding files by name quickly.
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.
The locate utility is intended to be completely compatible to slocate. It also attempts to be compatible to GNU locate, when it does not conflict with slocate compatibility.
This is free and open source software.
Developer: Miloslav Trmac
License: GNU General Public License v2.0
mlocate is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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