Subject: Re: *whew*
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/07/2002 12:44:03
On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 05:24:32PM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
  | In message <>, G
  | reywolf writes:
  | >Just a bit of thanks.
  | >
  | >I don't know who came up with the idea to back up /etc files in
  | >/var/backups, but I'm very grateful to you.
  | >
  | >NEVER underestimate the value of that directory.
  | Seconded, thirded, and reasserted on behalf of everyone who's ever done tech
  | support for a BSD-flavored Unix since that directory was introduced.

It's even more useful since Andrew Brown added support for tracking
changes in the backed-up files with rcs.