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[bug #22467] updatedb: --prunepaths doesn't allow directories with white

From: Richard Cobbe
Subject: [bug #22467] updatedb: --prunepaths doesn't allow directories with whitespace
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 16:49:24 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/


                 Summary: updatedb: --prunepaths doesn't allow directories
with whitespace
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: cobbe
            Submitted on: Monday 03/03/2008 at 16:49
                Category: updatedb
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Wrong result
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Richard Cobbe
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.2.20
           Fixed Release: None



FindUtils 4.2.20 on Mac OS X, although a brief look at the source for 4.2.33
suggests that it shares this behavior.

Because the --prunepaths switch takes a space-separated list of directories
as its argument, there's no way to include a directory whose name contains
whitespace as part of this argument.  The script interprets it as two separate
directories.  Trying to escape the spaces with backslashes or quotes doesn't
work; the escape characters get interpreted as part of the directory name as


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