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Re: [SLE] find command
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 09:02:14 -0800
  • Message-id: <200502150902.14031.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Matt,

On Tuesday 15 February 2005 08:57, Matt Gibson wrote:
> On Monday 14 Feb 2005 20:31 pm, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> > ...
> >
> > Not so. The issue is security: not allowing any user to know the
> > names and locations of every file.
>
> Indeed. If this worries you, make sure you run the updatedb as
> "nobody". This can be set in /etc/sysconfig/locate with the normal
> SuSE package (and may be the default, I can't remember.) It's the
> RUN_UPDATEDB_AS variable. You can also set up various options for
> directories not to look into, etc., in that file.
>
> This can be edited nicely with the "Editor for /etc/sysconfig files"
> in YaST, of course.

I believe it defaults to "nobody". At least it did for my 9.1
installation performed from scratch (not as an update to an existing
installation).


> M


Randall Schulz

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