Subject: bin/8176: locate does not support alternate databases
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/08/1999 07:50:56
>Number:         8176
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       locate(1) does not support alternate databases
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Aug  8 07:50:00 1999
>Originator:     Simon J. Gerraty
Zen Programming...
>Release:        1999/07/30
System: NetBSD 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (ZEN-PUC) #4: Thu Feb 11 17:34:27 EST 1999 i386

It should be possible for users to create a private database for use with 
locate(1) for their home directory.

GNU's locate for instance supports $LOCATE_PATH as well as command line
options for specifying an alternate database - list of alternate databases 

If no one objects to using $LOCATE_PATH and/or -d "dbpath" I'm happy to
code it up.