Re: Files in /etc containing empty VCSId header

From: Ian Lepore <ian_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 17:13:45 -0600
On Tue, 2021-06-08 at 15:11 -0700, Rodney W. Grimes wrote:
> > On Tue, 8 Jun 2021 09:41:34 +0000
> > Mark Linimon <linimon_at_lonesome.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 01:58:01PM -0600, Ian Lepore wrote:
> > > > Sometimes it's a real interesting exercise to figure out where
> > > > a
> > > > file on your runtime system comes from in the source world.  
> 
> There is a command for that which does or use to do a pretty
> decent job of it called whereis(1).
> 

revolution > whereis ntp.conf
ntp.conf:
revolution > whereis netif
netif:
revolution > whereis services
services:

So how does that help me locate the origin of these files in the source
tree?

-- Ian

> > > 
> > > A tangential problem I trip over is "what is on this SD card?"
> > > 
> > > It generally takes me 5-10 minutes to remember:
> > > 
> > >   strings /<mount>/boot/kernel/kernel | tail
> > > 
> > > AFIAK it's the only way to be sure; nothing in /<mount>/* seems
> > > to have that data.
> > > 
> > > (Yes, in theory they all live in their own little box each of
> > > which is labeled but things happen ...)
> > > 
> > 
> > I use locate for this kind of search, e.g.
> > 
> > locate netoptions
> > /etc/rc.d/netoptions
> > /usr/src/libexec/rc/rc.d/netoptions
> > 
> > -- 
> > Gary Jennejohn
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
Received on Tue Jun 08 2021 - 23:13:45 UTC

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