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Re: Glob fix in locate.c

From: Russell Shaw
Subject: Re: Glob fix in locate.c
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 13:25:27 +1000
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Andreas Metzler wrote:
On 2004-06-12 Russell Shaw <address@hidden> wrote:

I found that locate tries to match against full path

This is a feature, not a bug.

Why? How is locate usually used? Isn't the purpose of locate
for finding known file-name patterns that have an unknown path?

This patch makes it match against the path with
leading directories removed.


A proper patch would need to make this behavior changeable with a
commandline option.
       cu and- this just my personal opinion -dreas

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