Re: Files in /etc containing empty VCSId header

From: Kevin Oberman <rkoberman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:26:58 -0700
On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 2:02 AM Michael Gmelin <freebsd_at_grem.de> wrote:

>
>
> > On 9. Jun 2021, at 01:15, Ian Lepore <ian_at_freebsd.org> wrote:
> >
> > ´╗┐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:
>
> That line might make it to a shirt one day:
>
> > revolution > whereis services
>
> ;)
> Michael
>
Just to clarify for those not willing or able to RTFM, it only works for
executables, not conf files or libraries. It reports the location of the
executable, the man page and the port location, if it is a port. For those
who did RTFM, it is wrong. It claims that it reports on the location of the
source, but that is not the case as far as I know. I have never seen it
return anything from /usr/src.
> whereis cc
cc: /usr/bin/cc /usr/share/man/man1/cc.1.gz
> whereis postfix
postfix: /usr/local/sbin/postfix /usr/local/man/man1/postfix.1.gz
/usr/ports/mail/postfix
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