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Re: using updatedb on windows (under cygwin)...

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: using updatedb on windows (under cygwin)...
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:19:00 +0000

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Linda A. Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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..  ;-)

This kind of question is probably best addressed to the Cygwin mailing
list, since these issues (case sensitivity, adequate quoting) seem to
be generic and relate directly to Windows, rather than being specific
to findutils.


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