bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #17410, [wishlist] updatedb flexibility/doc


bug #17410: [wishlist] updatedb flexibility/doc

Submitted by:  Karl Berry <karl>
Submitted on:  Sat 12 Aug 2006 12:04:22 AM UTC  
Category:  updatedb Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  4.2.28 Fixed Release:  None

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Sun 11 Apr 2010 11:56:26 AM UTC, comment #1: 

updatedb would probably be best rewritten.   I'm going to mark the updatedb-related bus as "Postponed" in order to consider them all in a batch, when I get around to the rewrite.

(Leslie P. Polzer did start on a rewrite some time back as part of the Summer of Code but there are some updatedb-related issues his changes don't resolve yet, I think)

James Youngman <jay>
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Sat 12 Aug 2006 12:04:22 AM UTC, original submission:  

regarding updatedb (see 11aug06 bug-findutils mail), it would be nice:
- to have a way to arbitrarily include/exclude, specifically:
- index only files (-type f), by allowing more terms before the  -print[0];
- exclude, e.g., symlinks (-o type l) by allowing more terms inside the ( ... ) -prune expression.

It would also be nice for the --help output to be more informative; most of the text in Invoking updatedb text seems appropriate.  And having examples in the manual or --help or both would be a final nice thing :).

Karl Berry <karl>


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