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bug#7308: [patch] locate under windoze


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#7308: [patch] locate under windoze
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 06:47:58 -0400

> From: Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:41:04 +0100
> 
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> >> From: Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden>
> >> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 07:56:26 +0100
> >> Cc: 
> >> 
> >> Maybe you use a locate version of cygwin, otherwise the locate
> >> version of gnuwin32 doesn't have a updatedb command...
> >
> > It's very easy to write a Windows batch file to emulate updatedb.
> > (I've done that and am using it ever since.)  Most of the things the
> > original updatedb does are not applicable to Windows anyway.
> >
> Maybe, but the locate Gnuwin32 should provide this script.

I agree, but the GnuWin32 people obviously decided differently, and
neither I nor even you can do anything about that.  In fact, I did my
own port of `find' because the one from GnuWin32 was ridiculously slow
(due to a misfeature in a library they used to ease the porting job).

> I personnally use really few Windows systems and i don't want to learn
> how to write DOS scripts.

That's fine, but I was not talking about you, I was talking about
people whom you advise to.  Their preferences could be different.

> OTOH the everything program work out of the box.

But it looks like it's not 100% compatible with GNU `locate', is it?
And I don't see that sources are available.





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