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Re: updatedb: Spaces in {local,prune,net}paths

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: updatedb: Spaces in {local,prune,net}paths
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 01:33:46 +0100

On 6/7/07, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:

AFAICS there's no way to have directory names with spaces in the
mentioned paths.

Shall we define one?

I'm generally in favour.

If we make a change here I'd prefer to make one we can live with for
years than a change that seems like a good compromise but doesn't
really solve the problem.  If we need an incompatible change, we
should be brave enough to make it, but let's just do it once :)

One possibility might be to be able to say --prunepath=A and
--prunepath=B in order to have paths A and B both pruned.  (Note this
option name is differene to --prunepaths).

But feel free to think up a well-engineered alternative to what we
have now.  If we engineer a good updatedb programinterface, we can
always leave the option of making a separate compatibility shim for
people not yet willing to change their command lines.


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