Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Feico Dillema <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/02/1999 14:56:52
Your message dated: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 22:38:01 +1000

>I'm much prefer if we could gradually move all commonly updated files
>away from /etc (and the basic root filesys), so those who want it can
>make /etc into a long term static filesys - read only, even on cdrom or
>prom or similar (and yes, that means moving /etc/passwd as well, though
>that will be a major upheval).

Is there value in hte idea, to move user-modifiable (like users' crontabs)
files into a /usr/etc directory?