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Re: findutils-4.1.20 -- a minor problem and a suggestion (with patch)

From: Peter Breitenlohner
Subject: Re: findutils-4.1.20 -- a minor problem and a suggestion (with patch)
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 17:08:17 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:

Sorry, in my original message there was a bug (an extra `"') in the patch;
here now the corrected patch.

> Hi,
> now that findutils seem to be actively maintained again I would like to
> suggest the attached patch, which addresses two problems:
> 1. there is a `gl_XALLOC' in configure.in (probably left over from something
> not used anymore?) leading to a spurious error message during configure.
> 2. a new option `--pathfilter=filter' for a filter to transform pathnames.
> If a filesystem is, e.g. mounted on a fileserver as /mnt/foo but accessed on
> clients as /bar one could specify
>       --pathfilter="sed -e 's%^/mnt/foo%/bar%g'"
> when building the database on the server. (Plus an attempt to try an atomic
> move, i.e. 'mv -f' from an ancient RedHat? patch.)
> I have sent this suggestion a long time ago (in 2000?) but it may have been
> lost.
> regards
> Peter Breitenlohner <address@hidden>

Peter Breitenlohner <address@hidden>

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