Subject: Re: nvi recovery
To: matthew green <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/12/1999 09:15:15
matthew green <> writes:
> i'd like to replace this code snippet in /etc/rc with the
> one distributed with nvi:

Good idea.  I dunno whether i ever filed a PR about the existing one,
but i've definitely meant to.  (reboot -> N messages.  reboot -> N
messages again.  reboot -> N messages again...  all from the same set
of files.  Bloody annoying.)

> i'm tempted to feel that we should delete the recover files after
> they have been mailed once in any case so that the user is not
> sent multiple messages.

Assuming that that doesn't impair users' ability to get the files,
that's a good thing.

> comments?

This type of thing is almost perfect for an rc.d scheme.  seems a
shame to drop that script -- it is pretty much a standalone script --
into the middle of rc...  makes versioning harder, etc.  8-)

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.