Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: None <>
From: Thilo Manske <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/1999 13:33:48
On Fri, Apr 09, 1999 at 09:20:23PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> The symlink means that half the time there has to be some representation
> of the data in a place that you don't want it.  Ie, if we chose
> /etc/cron as "the place", the /var/cron people need an otherwise useless
> symlink in /etc, and vice versa.  To me, this is ugly.  Hmm, as I type
You can think of a symlink in /etc as "configuration data", like
/etc/localtime -> your_time_zone :-)
(But this idea may lead to a bunch of symlinks in /etc wich will be really

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