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Re: updatedb: man page inaccuracies, not usable out of the box

On 11/29/2011 11:02 AM, Tim McDaniel wrote:
> Going by the default PRUNEFS list, I would say that the general spirit
> of updatedb is not to index networked drives.  I therefore ask that
> updatedb, by default under Cygwin, not go into networked mapped
> drives either.
>     find /mnt/z -maxdepth 0 -printf '%p %F\n'
> suggests that my mapped drives are file system type netapp.
> So I suggest that netapp be appended to the default PRUNEFS, or else
> "mount -p" or something be used to determine the current cygdrive
> prefix and put it in PRUNEPATHS.
> This would probably involve patching what comes from upstream, but the
> usability problem hits me bad enough, and perhaps hits others, that I
> think it would be reasonable to do it.

Yes, that does indeed sound reasonable; I'll add this to my todo list
for the next time I spin a findutils release.

Eric Blake    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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