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MAKEWHATIS.LOCAL(8)	FreeBSD System Manager's Manual    MAKEWHATIS.LOCAL(8)

NAME

makewhatis.local, catman.local - start makewhatis or catman for local file systems

SYNOPSIS

/usr/libexec/makewhatis.local [options] directories ... /usr/libexec/catman.local [options] directories ...

DESCRIPTION

makewhatis.local start makewhatis(1) only for file systems physically mounted on the system where the makewhatis.local is being executed. Run- ning makewhatis by periodic weekly for rw nfs-mounted /usr may kill your NFS server -- all NFS clients start makewhatis at the same time! So use this wrapper for cron(8) instead of calling makewhatis directly. catman.local is using for same purposes as makewhatis.local but for catman(1).

FILES

/etc/periodic/weekly/320.whatis run makewhatis.local every week /etc/periodic/weekly/330.catman run catman.local every week

SEE ALSO

catman(1), find(1), makewhatis(1), cron(8), periodic(8)

HISTORY

The makewhatis.local command appeared in FreeBSD 2.2. FreeBSD 4.8 April 26, 1996 FreeBSD 4.8