Re: Files in /etc containing empty VCSId header

From: Michael Gmelin <freebsd_at_grem.de>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:33:45 +0200
> On 11. Jun 2021, at 00:28, Kevin Oberman <rkoberman_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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.

I have, just earlier today. Like I wrote somewhere else in this thread, it does so by using locate (it’s debatable how useful this really is though).

-m


>> 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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