Naming convention for etc/periodic/*/* files?
000.fbsd at quip.cz
Wed Jun 7 21:06:59 UTC 2017
Christian Weisgerber wrote on 2017/06/07 22:18:
> What is the naming convention for etc/periodic/*/* files installed
> by ports?
> Looking over the ports tree, I see that most adhere to the
> NNN.*name* pattern also used in the base system, although it's
> unclear how the NNN numbers are assigned and the rest of the name
> is somewhat flexible.
> The lone exception is sysutils/smartmontools, which installs
The numeric prefix is for ordering: 000 start as first, 999 last.
Similar actions should be run consecutively. For example all daily
status checks are numbered 4xx, all daily cleanups are 1xx.
So if some port installs periodic for cleanup it should be named
The "name" is usually the port name, but some ports can install more
than one periodic scripts or the name of the port is not so descriptive
as some different name.
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