#74 Need for better clarification in man page

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nobody
Using aide (10)
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2009-03-17
2009-03-17
Anonymous
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Currently in the man page are the lines:

EXAMPLES

=/tmp

Only /tmp is taken into the database. None of its children are added.

HINTS
=/foo p+i+l+n+u+g+s+m+c+md5

/foo/bar p+i+l+n+u+g+s+m+c+md5

This config adds all files under /foo because they match to regex /foo, which is equivalent to /foo.* . What you probably want is:

This appears to be self contradictory. The first line gave me the impression that =/tmp is the same as =/tmp$ and therefore the $ symbol wouldn't be needed. However, this isn't the case.

I do not clearly know the difference between /tmp and =/tmp in the affect it has on aide. I think there will be many people that have encountered this confusion before me.

submitted by jarrod dot makin at heartinternet dot co dot uk

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