A small library for python that reads an mlocate database The implementation has been done according to the man page mlocate.db(5).
Note that the mlocate database is usually residing in /var/lib/mlocate which is only readable for group 'locate'.
Written by Alexander Schlemmer, 2016
This library can make use of the chardet module for recognizing character encodings: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/chardet
ml = pymlocate.open_locate_db("mlocate.db", True)