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using updatedb on windows (under cygwin)...

From: Linda A. Walsh
Subject: using updatedb on windows (under cygwin)...
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 14:22:00 -0800
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For this to work reliable (ignoring conceptional subjectivity on windows),
there really needs to be an option to ignore case for the arguments
specified.  While I  can set something up on one machine that will work,
if I move to another machine, the case may not be the same. Even on my own machines, my XP machine is different from my Win7 machine in sysdir names. This gets really messy in trying to specify pruning paths.
Also, slightly different, but is there any easier way to specify a space
in a prune pathname than using [[:space:]]?  I tried a few combinations
of "/Programs Files", with BS in front of the space, double BS, etc...
but they all ended up not working, and more often than not, I ended
up with something like '/Program\'$|Files in my Regex when I looked at it w/trace on. Not the highest priority
item -- since I figured out the workaround,  and oddly, BS did work in
"/\$Recycle.BIN", or was it "/\$Recycle.Bin" ...  whatever..  ;-)


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