Subject: Re: "cannot lock mailbox"...
To: Rafal Boni <email@example.com>
From: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/24/1997 10:56:25
On Sat, Aug 23, 1997 at 08:10:17PM -0400, Rafal Boni wrote:
> In <199708232332.TAA13891@Twig.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>, der Mouse wrote:
> -> Independent of compatability issues (an important disclaimer with all
> -> the random MUAs running around out there!), I prefer $HOME/something
> -> (on this machine we use $HOME/.mail). What other utility keeps a
> -> user's files in a central place instead of in that user's directory?
at does. Then there are all programs that use /var/spool/* (but they
are a different case).
> -> The only one I can think of offhand is cron, and I'm not convinced
> -> there's any need to in that case either - I'd prefer to see a user's
> -> crontab in $HOME/.crontab or some such.
> I dunno... Imagine a group of machines which all mount your
> $HOME from a central location... do you really want each of
> the machines to run your cron commands?? Moreover, cron would
> have to walk all users directories to be aware of crontabs,
> rather than walking the one directory with potentially smaller
> number of files (the assumption is that there will always be more
> users than cron users).
True. Would make things more complicated..