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2000-06-05 19:19:07+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Alright! who sold Big Blue a clue?? I love fads like Linux :)

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:02+00 by: pharm

/etc/cron.daily/find runs cd / && updatedb --localuser=nobody 2>/dev/null after sourcing /etc/updatedb.conf at least on my system... nb. I find `find /etc -type f -exec grep -l "string" {} \;` to be much more effective than randomly grepping /etc Phil

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:02+00 by: Dan Lyke

Aha! Thanks, I'll check there. Whatever happened to putting all your damned crontabs in /var/spool/cron/crontabs? <sigh/> Oh yeah, I'd also use xargs rather than -exec 'cause it's a bit faster on most OSs, but also forces grep to give better filenames (you could get the same effect by adding a /dev/null to your -exec clause, but on Irix at least that causes a 2x slowdown).

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:02+00 by: D Fitch

The updatedb job is a bit odd, if I'm thinking correctly; it runs through anacron to allow for timely execution on things that get shut off all the time, i.e. laptops. I don't have access to my Debian machine from here, but the Motif fonts *should* be defined somewhere in either .Xdefaults, .Xdefaults.Mwm, or the relevant files in /etc/X11.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:02+00 by: Dan Lyke

It turns out anacron was running updatedb at startup then exiting (which is why I wasn't seeing a cron in the process list). I don't see the Motif defaults in any of the usual X resources, I assume it's that they're not getting set to anything else, so I need to find the names to set 'em explicitly.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:03+00 by: D Fitch

Scouring the Motif FAQ since I'm curious about this too, but I found no decisive font settings. App*font: fixed is the sort of thing that would go in .Xdefaults, I think... would *font: whatever work? I don't even know. I'll stop yammering now.

[This Emacs Motif settings page may or may not be useful.]

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:03+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'll check the Motif settings page in a bit, I really need to get off to a meeting now. I've tried all the variations of *font: and *Font: I can think of, the latter of which work fine for my xterm and emacs buffer fonts. Maybe I need to go check the Gtk version of Emacs, and try (once again) at a Mozilla compile...