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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: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:48:53 +0100

On 6/8/07, James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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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