Subject: Re: /etc/daily and /scratch
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 03/25/1996 11:15:11
>Personally, it makes me extremely uneasy; who knows but what three
>revisions from now, /etc/daily will do the same thing to /local too.
>Or /home. Or any other directory that looks safe now. After /scratch,
>my feeling is that anything that is not documented in hier(7) and has
>not traditionally been cleaned out must be considered at risk, and that
>covers almost every possible place to put things.
This is a rather paranoid way to look at things. :)
I agree that the behavior should have been documented, but come on,
would you put something you wanted in a place called /scratch? How
about /tmp? Just how temporary is /tmp supposed to be anyhow?
In any case, I think /scratch should be cleaned if it's local, not
cleaned if it's remote, and should be documented in the mtree and
hier(7) files as such.
P.S. I even sweep the whole system for ^#* and *~$ and remove those
after 2 weeks. Those files are, on my system, temporary.
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