Subject: /var/cron: hierarchy design arguments
To: NetBSD-current Users <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1999 17:43:00
Miles Nordin, in a great posting he made a couple of days ago,
argued for moving crontabs by doing the following:

    o Dividing files into classes
    o Showing where in the hierarchy these classes of files fit
    o Explaining the purpose he's trying to achieve with this division
    o Showing how right now many files are in the right place for this
      scheme, but cron isn't.

I've not heard anything like this from the other side, however.
Can someone who believes that /var/cron is in its correct place
right now please explain how he divides up files, which ones go in
/etc, /var, etc. and show where cron fits in this? And also, unless
everything else is in the correct place already, explain what other
files are not in the correct places and should be moved.

I'm just not seeing the general plan that makes people want to put
crontabs in /var, rather than /etc.

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