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Re: Bug#132505: debian status script(s)

On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 10:18:06AM +0000, Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
> Joey Hess@lists.debian-devel@Fri, 1 Feb 2002 17:18:52 -0500:
> >  At first glance, the cron.weekly (and daily? That'd be a bit annoying) 
> >  scripts could do something of this sort, but we'd probably want a way to
> >  turn it on/off, and so on. It might be better if the scripts just logged
> >  to syslog, then logcheck and other tools could take care of the mailing
> >  bit if the admin wants to set that up.
> >  
> Sorry for abusing this thread for my little idea.. But I think it would be
> useful if I could disable a service in cron.* by removing the executable
> permissions. That's how I do it now already, but run-parts still tries to
> execute them, spamming me every day because it didn't work.
> Wouldn't it be better to give run-parts the intelligence of skipping
> non-executable files?

Move the file to /etc/cron.daily/file.disabled.  run-parts ignores
filenames containing '.'.



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