On 07-Dec-1997 01:39:39, Miquel van Smoorenburg <email@example.com> wrote:
> [Re: crontab -l outputs extra header]
> Especially since that line is usually used in the prerm script, so
> an upgrade won't help.. It might be worth it to locate all the packages
> that do this, and file a bug report against them. You should mention that
> tail +4 is dangerous since the behaviour of crontab -l might change , and
> recommend something like:
> crontab -l | sed -e '/^#.*\(DO NOT EDIT\|Cron version\|installed on\).*$/d'
> instead. Then wait for Debian 2.2 or so, so you can be reasonably sure
> everybody has upgraded all those packages at least once and release
> a new cron..
I mod 'crontab -l' so that it doesn't output the extra header iff
CRONTAB_NOHEADER is defined. People can modify their scripts to
CRONTAB_NOHEADER=Y crontab -l
Later, I'll make the new behaviour the default. The advantage is
that we get read of the sed call immediately, and people can set
CRONTAB_NOHEADER in their login scripts and get the new behaviour.
None of this will happen until after jan 1, as I'm trying to get a libc6
release of cern-httpd out before I go on vacation...
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