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On Tuesday, 2013-06-18 at 08:50 +0200, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2013-06-12 18:48, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Wednesday 2013-06-12 16:19, Tomáš Chvátal wrote:
but there are not so many communication channels. Those who need, want or prefer mlocate will install it and relay it by word of mouth.
It has interesting features: [...] User must be member of locate group in order to use this package.
What's the background of that requirement?
I don't know how the designers decided on that, but I find useful that the search can run as root, locate everything on the system, yet not everybody can run the search, only those that are authorized.
Even more, a user can only locate those files that he could reach with a normal find whith his permissions.
Telcontar:~ # locate testing_manpage.log /home/cer2/Documents/testing_manpage.log Telcontar:~ #
cer@Telcontar:~> locate testing_manpage.log cer@Telcontar:~>
My user can not locate a file that belongs to another user, but root can.
- -- Cheers, Carlos E. R. (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)