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Re: [Nmh-workers] More garbage collection: conflict(8)

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] More garbage collection: conflict(8)
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:06:26 -0500

On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:42:36 -0500, Ken Hornstein said:

> Do people actually use conflict(8) anymore?  From the man page:
>        Conflict  also checks for maildrops in /var/mail which do not belong to
>        a valid user.  It assumes that no user name will start  with  ‘.’, 
>  and
>        thus  ignores  files in /var/mail which begin with ‘.’.  It also 
> checks
>        for entries in the group(5) file which do not belong to a  valid  user,
>        and for users who do not have a valid group number.  In addition 
> dupli‐
>        cate users and groups are noted.
> I'm thinking that this hasn't been useful for at least a decade, and probably
> longer.  Can we get rid of it?

Looks like much of that is already done by 'pwck' and 'grpck'. And the
rest of it should also be part of a more general system config checker
rather than part of nmh.

"Not my yob, man" -- Freddie Prinz.

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