This comes from Debian [http://bugs.debian.org/473891 bug#473891]:
I'd like to be able to say something like:
... in updatedb.conf to stop updatedb indexing revision control metadata
that tends to consist of lots of small files with barely-meaningful
names that I never want to find using locate. Unfortunately it seems
that I can only prune exact full paths, not components.
It looks like findutils used to support this by interpreting PRUNEPATHS
as regexes which it passed to find, although I never needed this feature
when I was still using updatedb from findutils. Apparently neither
slocate nor mlocate supports this.
Thanks for your report.
The feature sounds reasonable, and should be quite easy to implement - basically, add a bsearch() to scan().
Care to prepare a patch? I'm sure I'll get around to implementing it eventually, but not having to implement it would obviously speed the process up :)
Implemented in r112.
Metadata Update from @mitr:
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