Re: cvs commit: src/etc/defaults periodic.conf

From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 12:01:55 +1030
On Monday, 30 January 2006 at 19:27:32 -0600, Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 11:52:11AM +1030 I heard the voice of
> Greg 'groggy' Lehey, and lo! it spake thus:
>> Note the word "easily".  Yes, you and I can do it.  But we're not end
>> users by any stretch of the imagination.
> Well, sure, but as you said:
>> That would mean something like a knob DFFLAGS in
>> /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
> We have that; it's just that the knob is $daily_status_disks_df_flags,
> and it's in /etc/defaults/periodic.conf (along with the rest of the
> periodic config stuff).

Egg on my face.  I skimmed over that and it didn't hit me in the face
(unlike the egg).

> I s'pose it could be "easier" if we had some graphical tool or
> something to manage periodic.conf, but we don't really have any
> widespread ones for rc.conf either.

No, but the one-stop nature of defaults/rc.conf is somewhat diluted by
other defaults files.  Why do we need more than one?

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