Subject: Re: Cosmetic changes to rc.d scripts
To: None <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/13/2004 18:53:22
On 2004.10.13 10:13:36 +0000, Greywolf wrote:
> I thought it was a bad turn when all the RC scripts started spitting
> things out on their own lines, as opposed to
> Starting network daemons: smbd nmbd spamd sendmail inetd.
> Wed Oct 13 10:13:12 2004

My opinion changed a bit while reading other people posts.
Right now, I prefer something like:
Starting dhclient.
dhclient: New Network Number: ....
dhclient: New blablabla

The problem with 'Starting network daemons: <daemon1> <daemon2> <etc>'
is that if some of the daemons start outputing error messages, (I know 
they're daemons and shouldn't output messages to the stdout/stderr, but 
unfourtunatly a lot of them do it) the user will have more difficulty 
when reading error messages at the console (it's not that difficult, but...). 
And no, I don't want something like what Linux distros do. All that 
colorful messages burn your eyes :P

This is just my 0,02 Euro, anyway :)

Rui Paulo                          "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
                                      -- Leonardo da Vinci