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Tidy home directories

From: Bas van der Vlies
Subject: Tidy home directories
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 12:29:53 +0100 (MET)


 When we want to remove files from the home directories a .cfengine.rm file is
 created in each directory it scans. This is very undesirable, eg: Mail readers
 like netscape think there is a new mail folder.

 I have several questions/remarks about the home tidy directive:
  1) why is it recursive?
       This means if we want to remove one file from the users
       home directory it can also delete this file in other directories.
       I like the idea that we can specify the recurse directive. It saves

  2) Why must it write a '.cfengine.rm' file in every directory is visits?
        The following solutions are possible:
         -) There is a global switch to tutn it on/off
         -) There is only one .cfengine.rm file in the user home directory.
         -) We can specify where the files must be created. Just like the
            Repository attribute.

         I personally think that there must be global switch. So we can turn
         it off.


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