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Re: Proposal: dirlist.d/ directory support

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Proposal: dirlist.d/ directory support
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 13:48:57 -0700
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Robert Schiele <address@hidden> writes:

> I'd like to make the proposal to invent dirlist.d/ directory support into
> aclocal.  Currently the macro search path can be modified by a user by adding
> the repective path or a pattern that includes this path to the dirlist file
> contained in ACDIR.  This is a very useful feature if you have some additional
> software installed on your system you want to be considered on the search.

Debian's run-parts tool, that runs all of the scripts in a
particular directory, limits the files that it runs to those
whose names consist entirely of upper and lower case letters,
digits, underscores, and hyphens.  This is useful because it
avoids running "scripts" that are actually backups (*~) or Emacs
auto-save files (#*#) or revision-control (*,v) or whatever.  I
think that this is a generally good idea that any similar
feature, such as the one you're proposing, should take into

Ben Pfaff 
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