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Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:13:47 -0500
I spoke too soon. --findoptions is not being sufficient. I tried simply
updatedb --findoptions="-type f"
to try to get it to only index plain files.
But this had the highly undesirable side effect of ignoring the pruning
expressions. Looking at the code:
$find $SEARCHPATHS $FINDOPTIONS \
\( $prunefs_exp \
-type d -regex "$PRUNEREGEX" \) -prune -o $print_option
Clearly the -type f has the effect of making $PRUNEREGEX never match,
since the latter is only checked against directories.
Which is why I ended up with what I was doing before, where I manually
put the -type f into $print_option.
I don't see a way to play with the variables to get the -type f to be
effective, but I really want that, since it reduces the useless matches
(for my usage pattern) greatly.
- --findoptions no,
Karl Berry <=