Secure locate provides a secure way to index and quickly search for all files on your system. GNU locate normally indexes files with the 'nobody' user so that only files accessible to everyone are indexed. Secure Locate indexes with the 'root' user and checks the permissions and ownership of matched files to prevent users from seeing files they do not have access to.
Release Notes: The list of user defined database paths were not being parsed correctly and has been fixed.
Release Notes: The program was completely rewritten to improve the internal design and increase its quality.
Release Notes: In this version, a segfault when a regular expression error occured was fixed, as was the --regexp= option. A minor patch was added to the Debian version of slocate. The printf-is-a-macro issue (under gcc 3.0) was fixed, as was a segfault that occurred when -r regex was used with an extra search string.
Release Notes: Fixed some segfaults that occured with random data to -d, -o,and -r options. Added a patch to make it work on Solaris. Added more path permission checking so that even if a file is readable in a directory that is not readable, slocate will not disclose the file to the user.
Release Notes: The heap corruption bug is now really fixed, as well as a bug that caused slocate to segfault when path lengths are too large. A lot of error checking (ie, all mallocs, fchdir, etc) has been added. Autoconf is now used.