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Re: What is /var/backups for?

On Sat, Aug 03, 2002 at 02:41:14PM -0700, Ian Zimmerman wrote:

> Steve> In particular, /etc/cron.daily/standard (part of the cron
> Steve> package) saves /etc/{passwd,group,shadow,gshadow} and a copy
> Steve> /var/lib/dpkg/status.
> Hmm, I didn't know about the last one.  I wonder if it makes sense for
> dpkg to keep /var/lib/dpkg/status.old then; it seems just waste of space.

I believe status.old is written whenever status is modified, whil
e/var/backups/dpkg.status is saved once per day.  So I think they are both

 - mdz

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