periodic emails

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Jan 2 22:51:59 UTC 2012

On 01/02/2012 14:49, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
>> On 01/02/2012 14:14, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>>     How does this look for starters? The attached patch's goal is to
>>> provide a generic, rc(5)-like infrastructure that would quiet down the
>>> periodic emails for 120.clean-preserve .
>> The periodic scripts are badly in need of attention, so effort in that
>> area is much appreciated.
>> Regarding your patch, rather than copying functions from rc.subr, why
>> not just source it? Yes, you will get more than you need, but I think
>> that the virtue of not having to maintain the same code in 2 places far
>> outweighs that minor drawback.
>     That works too, assuming that rc.subr isn't too rc(5) centric.

Well of course it's rc-centric, but that's not the point. :)  If you're
going to be using the exact same code from rc.subr, you might as well
just source it. The things that you'll get by doing that which are only
relevant to rc you just ignore.

> Thanks for the feedback!

Glad to help.


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