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Last change on this file since d7a9421 was d7a9421, checked in by Douglas R. Reno <renodr@…>, 15 months ago

Merge Xi's changes into trunk
Update to meson-0.58.0
Update to systemd-248
Update to gcc-11.1.0
Update to linux-5.12.1
Update to iproute2-5.12.0
Update to Python-3.9.5
Make /bin, /sbin, and /lib symlinks to their counterparts in /usr.
Thanks again for a significant portion of this work goes to Xi, I only
really merged it and made a couple of modifications for my updates. To
LFS 11.x we go!

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-findutils" role="wrap">
9 <?dbhtml filename="findutils.html"?>
10
11 <sect1info condition="script">
12 <productname>findutils</productname>
13 <productnumber>&findutils-version;</productnumber>
14 <address>&findutils-url;</address>
15 </sect1info>
16
17 <title>Findutils-&findutils-version;</title>
18
19 <indexterm zone="ch-system-findutils">
20 <primary sortas="a-Findutils">Findutils</primary>
21 </indexterm>
22
23 <sect2 role="package">
24 <title/>
25
26 <para>The Findutils package contains programs to find files. These programs
27 are provided to recursively search through a directory tree and to
28 create, maintain, and search a database (often faster than the recursive
29 find, but is unreliable if the database has not been recently updated).</para>
30
31 <segmentedlist>
32 <segtitle>&buildtime;</segtitle>
33 <segtitle>&diskspace;</segtitle>
34
35 <seglistitem>
36 <seg>&findutils-fin-sbu;</seg>
37 <seg>&findutils-fin-du;</seg>
38 </seglistitem>
39 </segmentedlist>
40
41 </sect2>
42
43 <sect2 role="installation">
44 <title>Installation of Findutils</title>
45
46 <para>Prepare Findutils for compilation:</para>
47
48<screen><userinput remap="configure">./configure --prefix=/usr --localstatedir=/var/lib/locate</userinput></screen>
49
50 <variablelist>
51 <title>The meaning of the configure options:</title>
52
53 <varlistentry>
54 <term><parameter>--localstatedir</parameter></term>
55 <listitem>
56 <para>This option changes the location of the <command>locate</command>
57 database to be in <filename class="directory">/var/lib/locate</filename>,
58 which is FHS-compliant.</para>
59 </listitem>
60 </varlistentry>
61
62 </variablelist>
63
64 <para>Compile the package:</para>
65
66<screen><userinput remap="make">make</userinput></screen>
67
68 <para>To test the results, issue:</para>
69
70<screen><userinput remap="test">chown -Rv tester .
71su tester -c "PATH=$PATH make check"</userinput></screen>
72
73 <para>Install the package:</para>
74
75<screen><userinput remap="install">make install</userinput></screen>
76
77 </sect2>
78
79 <sect2 id="contents-findutils" role="content">
80 <title>Contents of Findutils</title>
81
82 <segmentedlist>
83 <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
84 <segtitle>Installed directory</segtitle>
85
86 <seglistitem>
87 <seg>find, locate, updatedb, and xargs</seg>
88 <seg>/var/lib/locate</seg>
89 </seglistitem>
90
91 </segmentedlist>
92
93 <variablelist>
94 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
95 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
96 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
97
98 <varlistentry id="find">
99 <term><command>find</command></term>
100 <listitem>
101 <para>Searches given directory trees for files matching the specified
102 criteria</para>
103 <indexterm zone="ch-system-findutils find">
104 <primary sortas="b-find">find</primary>
105 </indexterm>
106 </listitem>
107 </varlistentry>
108
109 <varlistentry id="locate">
110 <term><command>locate</command></term>
111 <listitem>
112 <para>Searches through a database of file names and reports the names
113 that contain a given string or match a given pattern</para>
114 <indexterm zone="ch-system-findutils locate">
115 <primary sortas="b-locate">locate</primary>
116 </indexterm>
117 </listitem>
118 </varlistentry>
119
120 <varlistentry id="updatedb">
121 <term><command>updatedb</command></term>
122 <listitem>
123 <para>Updates the <command>locate</command> database; it scans the
124 entire file system (including other file systems that are currently
125 mounted, unless told not to) and puts every file name it finds into
126 the database</para>
127 <indexterm zone="ch-system-findutils updatedb">
128 <primary sortas="b-updatedb">updatedb</primary>
129 </indexterm>
130 </listitem>
131 </varlistentry>
132
133 <varlistentry id="xargs">
134 <term><command>xargs</command></term>
135 <listitem>
136 <para>Can be used to apply a given command to a list of files</para>
137 <indexterm zone="ch-system-findutils xargs">
138 <primary sortas="b-xargs">xargs</primary>
139 </indexterm>
140 </listitem>
141 </varlistentry>
142
143 </variablelist>
144
145 </sect2>
146
147</sect1>
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