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Secure Locate v1.0
From: klindsay () PEACE NETNATION COM (Kevin Lindsay)
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 17:38:11 -0700

I have created a secure version of GNU's locate.  When it indexes the
files, it keeps a record of its permissions and ownership so that users
using slocate won't see files they don't have access to. It uses
incremental encoding the same as GNU's locate, but is is a bit slower
since the db gets quite large with the extra data.

It doesn't coredump on files over 127 bytes either. (c:

I wrote it on linux, but it compiles on FreeBSD as well. I don't have
any other platforms at the moment to test it on so any patches are

Its my first release so there are probably a few bugs that I missed and
features to be changed/added.

You can send any bugs/requests to: klindsay () mkintraweb com

You can get a copy at:



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