On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 07:10:24PM -0700, Greg Thomas wrote:
I realize this is just going to prolong this argument but as someone
like Brett Lymm, has to tell clueless co-workers how to do things like
the above over a crappy cell connection it's much easier this way.
all I have to say.
Having dealt with this far too much myself, this argument doesn't hold
any water. The only time you are doing this is when something is messed
up, and 90% of the time that script is not going to work as a result.
In fact, depending on the rc scripts, it could very well hide the error
message that starting the daemon normally would give you, thus making it
harder to find the problem.
Its not hard to have someone grep rc.local, and then cut and paste a
line from there. Certainly not any harder than having them run a
script, then run some more commands to see if the script actually
worked, then run some more to try to figure out why it didn't, then look
in the script to find out how its starting the daemon, and then run that