Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Mason Loring Bliss <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/02/1999 17:01:33
On Fri, 2 Apr 1999, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 02, 1999 at 04:42:48PM -0500, Curt Sampson wrote:
> > I'm not sure if the best thing to do is to insert a symlink (/etc/cron ->
> > /var/cron) or to `mv /var/cron /etc'.
> The symlink will be duly recorded by tar if you're using that to take a
> snapshot of /etc. :) Just a thought.

Yes, I know. The question is, do we want to really convert users,
or just set up things so users using the old method stay that way,
but are compatable with the new programs? And what are the risks
associated with each?

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