Subject: Suggestion: keep binary data out of /etc
To: None <>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/04/1999 15:03:13
One of the things I like about the new directory scheme is that
configuration stuff goes in /etc, without any binaries being there.
This means that I can quickly "grep something /etc/*", and generally
find what I'm looking for, without risking lots of binary output.

However, aliases.db, pwd.db and spwd.db are there, and sometimes I'll
get a match in one of those, resulting in a deluge of garbage.  Would
it be a good idea to keep those files in, say, /var/db instead?

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