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Re: Status of updatedb

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: Re: Status of updatedb
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 10:49:08 +0100
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On 2005-11-30 James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
> The updatedb script seems to be pretty complex and messy.  In addition
> there are some problems with it.  For example, if find returns a
> nonzero result it carries on regardless, I think.  

That is one thing, as it is diffcult to make

foo | bar | blah | fasel | frobnicate

abort if *any* commad in the pipe produces an error. Other issues are
that <Ctrl-C> does not work (because of trap) and that in
find | sort | datahandling | writeupdatedb
only writeupdatedb should run as superuser.

[snip, no comments on that]
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