Subject: Re: Multiple boot-up configurations
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/02/1999 20:28:47
On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 11:21:43PM +1000, Darren Reed wrote:
> the []'s signify the `default' selection.  Unfortunately, there isn't a
> little clock ticking down from 30 to 0 and nor does it stop when you press
> a key.  A dedicated C program could do that but I don't know if that's
> worth it or making the timeout is better...

You can definitely program this in sh. The sh-miniroot installs do a fake
progress twiddling, for example, while running things like newfs and 

> Anyway, is it worthy of committing or should it just stay a curiosity ?

I'd say: yes, would be nice to have sometimes. Especially, if it is
well-documented and doesn't need to be noticed unless somebody wants to use it.