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

From: Leslie P. Polzer
Subject: Re: updatedb: Spaces in {local,prune,net}paths
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 09:44:18 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 01:37:09AM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:

> With that caveat, would it be enough to use the same escapes that 'ls -b'
> uses and accept that into the strings?  That would make it easier to
> cut and paste the result into the configuration file.  It would also
> allow keeping basically the same design as currently exists.

The first proposal consisted of preserving the old command-line options
(e.g. --prunepaths) whilst adding new ones (e.g. --prunepath) that allow
one to specify one directory at a time, thus eliminating the need to do
any complicated parsing of escapes.

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