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Re: Problem with using backslash to quote spaces in "--prunpaths"

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: Problem with using backslash to quote spaces in "--prunpaths"
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:35:39 +0000

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Linda A. Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:
> Backslash doesn't seem to work correctly when quoting a space in the
> --prunepaths option.
> Backslash does properly quote a dollar sign, but if you enable the
> trace in updatedb, you'll see that it does something weird w/space, and
> instead adds a backslash before a quote, and still splits the filename.
> An awkward workaround is to use [[:space:]], so it's not a show-stopper,
> but it's certainly not intuitive to people use to using backslash
> to quote characters in filenames and regex's...
> Should I just file a bug on it?

I think we have one:

> Thanks!
> -linda

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