Subject: Re: magic
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/26/1995 15:51:11
> In article <> writes:
> >Any objections to moving /etc/magic to /usr/share/misc and replacing
> >it with a symlink?
> Why not fix the program to look in /usr/share/misc?

That was the idea.  I proposed the symlink for third-party programs that
might try to read the magic databse.  The same reason we provide a
/etc/termcap symlink.