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WEEKLY(5)                     File Formats Manual                    WEEKLY(5)

     weekly, weekly.conf - weekly maintenance

     The /etc/weekly script is run, by default, every Saturday morning on a
     NetBSD system.  The /etc/weekly.conf file specifies which of the standard
     weekly services are performed.

     The variables described below can be set to "YES" or "NO" in the
     /etc/weekly.conf file.  The default settings are in the
     /etc/defaults/weekly.conf file.  (Note that you should never edit
     /etc/defaults/weekly.conf directly, as it is often replaced during system

     rebuild_locatedb  This rebuilds the locate(1) database,
                       /var/db/locate.database, which must also exist, in
                       order to be rebuilt.

     rebuild_mandb     This rebuilds the apropos(1) database /var/db/man.db,
                       using makemandb(8) with the -f option.

     rebuild_whatisdb  This rebuilds the whatis(1) database(s).  Note that
                       NetBSD provides a default whatis.db for the system
                       manual pages and this may not be needed.  (Adjust your
                       /etc/man.conf as necessary; see man.conf(5) for

     /etc/weekly        weekly maintenance script
     /etc/weekly.conf   weekly maintenance configuration
     /etc/weekly.local  local site additions to /etc/weekly

     daily.conf(5), monthly.conf(5)

     The /etc/weekly script first appeared in 4.3BSD.  The /etc/weekly.conf
     configuration file appeared in NetBSD 1.3.

NetBSD 10.99                     March 6, 2012                    NetBSD 10.99