Subject: Re: /etc/rc.d evaluation.
To: Greywolf <>
From: Laine Stump <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/25/2000 16:54:21
At 01:29 PM 4/25/00 -0700, Greywolf wrote:
>8.  If it starts from /etc/rc, there should be a mechanism in place to
>	preserve the original output style.  This is purely cosmetic,
>	but I think it's much nicer to see:
>Starting rpc daemons: portmap ypserv ypbind yppasswdd bootparamd.
>	than to see:
>Starting portmap.
>Starting ypserv.
>Starting ypbind.
>Starting yppasswdd.
>Starting bootparamd.
>	Perhaps a check could be done to see if it's being run from
>	the command line or from /etc/rc.

This causes me problems too - more lines of output means it's more likely
that errors will scroll off the screen before you see them, and last time I
saw an error, it wasn't recorded in /var/log/messages or in dmesg (this
behavior may be fixed - I haven't updated /etc in about a month.)