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two suggestions for enhancements

From: Danny Sadinoff
Subject: two suggestions for enhancements
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 19:17:29 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

Having used find + xargs for years, i just stumbled across
locate+updatedb, and I must not be alone, as they seem to have somehow
evaded the GNU kitchen-sink creature-feep.

As a remedy for this dire situation I propose two new enhancements to
updatedb, which is the program which gave me the most trouble:

Basically I'd like to see stronger support for running the
updatedb/locate utilities as a non-superuser.  In particular I would
add two new options to updatedb: 

 1) --foreground     I find programs which run in the background and start
                     spewing their stderr+stdout to my tty to be...disturbing.

 2) --no-su          There's no reason why updatedb can't run as the current 

 3) if the argument to --netuser is my userid, infer --no-su.

I'm happy to code this, but I thought I'd run it by the list before 

-Danny Sadinoff

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