Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/1999 15:09:08
Curt Sampson wrote:

> On 8 Apr 1999, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > It would be really great to get that into a configuration file.
> Ok, I give in! I'm implementing it now.

Cool :-)

> > Perhaps the solution to the whole crontab holy war would be an
> > /etc/cron.conf that lets you say where the crontabs are to go and what 
> > the quotas on them should be. Then people could move them at will.
> People can move them at will now; just symlink /etc/cron -> /var/cron,
> or vice versa. The holy war is over how NetBSD ships by default,
> not by what people can make it do.

The idea of a config file saying where ${CRONDIR} is certainly is
appealing.  Are you against that?  As you say, there's still the
"problem" of what NetBSD ships with by default...