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- From: "Morrison, John" <John dot Morrison at uk dot experian dot com>
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 12:56:03 -0000
- Subject: defaults
This has been at the back of my mind for awhile now since having to
do something for /etc/profile.default.
What I'm thinking of is a directory structure containing default files
and a script which, if the original of the default file doesn't exist,
copies it. I'm specifically thinking of:
/etc/skel/[initial user files here]
I think creating...
/etc/defaults/etc/skel/[initial user files here]
and the script...
for f in `find . -type f`; do
fDest = `echo $f | sed 's/^\.//g'`
echo $f $fDest
if [ ! -f $fDest ]; then
echo Using the default version of $fDest
cp $f $fDest
echo $fDest is already in existance, not overwriting.
There are however, a few problems which need to be overcome.
The first is that this script, although best as a postinstall,
would have be executed _after every install_.
The other would be to get people to use it ;)
Well, that's my mental thoughts on paper(?!). Any comments?
would it be worth doing?
It's so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the
Devil when he is the only explanation of it.
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