Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To:, Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Head Anarchy Conquest Knight Esquire of the Realm <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/02/1999 13:56:25
Just for the record, I think that system utilities (INCLUDING mail, btw)
that insist that putting personal system stuff into $HOME/.$util by
default should be ripped out by their nuts and stapled to the wall.

I'd deinstall in a quick second any system that insisted on putting
my crontab in my home directory somewhere.  What if I wanted different
systems to do different things?

...and I *like* my mail to stay in /var/mail, thanks.

[at least until I delete it.]

    Demonstrate (DEH m@n strayt) 1. vi.  To remove beasts from, as in a
    dungeon.  (L 'de-', negation + OE 'monster', beast + ME '-ate', perform).
    2. n. A layer of underworld beasties, or, if dealing with computers,
    the ghost in the machine ( L 'demon', beast + 'strata', layers).