MAKEWHATIS.LOCAL(8) BSD System Manager's Manual MAKEWHATIS.LOCAL(8)NAME
makewhatis.local, catman.local — start makewhatis or catman for local
/usr/libexec/makewhatis.local [options] directories ...
/usr/libexec/catman.local [options] directories ...
The makewhatis.local utility starts makewhatis(1) only for file systems
physically mounted on the system where the makewhatis.local is being exe‐
cuted. Running 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. The catman.local utility is using for same purposes as
makewhatis.local but for catman(1).
/etc/periodic/weekly/320.whatis run makewhatis.local every week
/etc/periodic/weekly/330.catman run catman.local every week
SEE ALSOcatman(1), find(1), makewhatis(1), cron(8), periodic(8)HISTORY
The makewhatis.local utility appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.
BSD April 26, 1996 BSD