slocate in the default desktop install

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at
Sat Feb 16 04:06:08 GMT 2008

On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 7:19 AM, Jan Claeys <lists at> wrote:

> Op dinsdag 12-02-2008 om 17:18 uur [tijdzone +0000], schreef Sam Tygier:
> > why would a typical desktop user ever need to 'locate' a file that is
> > not in their home folder?
> >
> > if you can think of any then they are probably targets for improving
> > usability.
> >
> > for example, if people are using it to track down documentation, then
> > maybe yelp needs improving.
> What we really need is a search system that queries all the known
> search backends...

What if we aggregated results from two "trackerd"s: one run by the user on
~, and one run by a "systrackerd" user on /, (possibly excluding /home to
prevent duplication)?

As no sensitive files would be owned or readable by systrackerd, I don't see
any significant security issues with this.

John C. McCabe-Dansted
PhD Student
University of Western Australia
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