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Re: /etc/rmt

Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> writes:

> The cpio package contains a file /usr/sbin/rmt and a sym-link from /etc/rmt
> to it.  Is this considered a bug?  I have got used to being able to grep the
> contents of /etc without worrying about getting 8 bit data which could change
> my terminal settings...

It's not a bug, because it is required to allow remote tar to work
from other OSs.  Unfortunately, many versions of tar have the /etc/rmt
path hardwired into them, so they can invoke it on remote machines
(via rsh or ssh).

There's not much we can do about this (except perhaps making it a
seperate package, with a single symlink in it, which I suppose you
could propose, since very few people actually need /etc/rmt)

Cheers, Phil.

> I am in London and would like to meet any Linux users here.
> I plan to work in London until April and then move to another
> place where the pay is good.

There is a LLUG which you can probably find out about by looking at the UKUUG site: www.ukuug.org.  If not, mail me and I'll have a rumage.

Cheers, Phil.

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