Subject: Re: misc/14825: /etc/{daily,weekly,montly} should be unified
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/05/2001 16:03:43
>| [note that i've removed the gnats lists from this discussion.  there's
>| no reason for this to end up in the bug database.]
>dunno about that, perhaps you should have added a tech- list.

i don't think long rambling discussions belong in the bugs database.
it's already been acknowledged that (a) there's a "problem" and (b)
that some people have a fix in the works.

>| * all the jobs from /etc/{daily,weekly,monthly,security} can be little
>| scripts unto themselves in a directory called, for example,
>| /etc/periodic.d
>I think they really need to be combined, actually, because
>some of them run finds on the whole disk, and those should be combined
>into one find, not multiple ones.

i like that idea also, except that such a solution would probably
require more tools (eg, grep and sort) to support a -0 flag.  some of
the finds are searching for wildly different things as well.  otoh, if
find could be taught, like sed, to be able to spew to different (and
perhaps multiple) output files, then perhaps grep and sort could be
left out of it.

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