Subject: re: nvi recovery
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/1999 14:22:53
matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.)
this script in itself won't help :-(
> 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.
it does unfortunately. as vi already uses mode bits on the
backup/recover files it may be possible to extend this such
that we can mark a recover file as being 'sent' via some
unused mode bit.
i might look at this but i won't be unhappy if someone else
beats me to it.
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-)
well, it can easily be left as a stand-alone script, and
maybe even live in /usr/libexec ? it can move later when rc.d
stuff actually happens.