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daily, daily.conf -- daily maintenance
The /etc/daily script is run, by default, every night on a NetBSD system.
The /etc/daily.conf file specifies which of the standard daily services
The variables described below can be set to ``YES'' or ``NO'' in the
/etc/daily.conf file. Most default to ``YES'', but not all. Check the
/etc/defaults/daily.conf file if you are in doubt. (Note that you should
never edit /etc/defaults/daily.conf directly, as it is often replaced
during system upgrades.)
find_core This runs find(1) over the entire local
filesystem, looking for core files.
run_msgs This runs msgs(1) with the -c argument.
expire_news This runs the /etc/expire.news script.
purge_accounting This ages accounting files in /var/account.
run_calendar This runs calendar(1) with the -a argument.
check_disks This uses the df(1) and dump(8) to give disk
status, and also reports failed raid(4) compo-
show_remote_fs In check_disks, show remote file systems,
which are not reported on by default.
check_mailq This runs mailq(1).
check_network This runs netstat(1) with the -i argument, and
also checks the rwhod(8) database, and runs
ruptime(1) if there are hosts in /var/rwho.
full_netstat By default, check_network outputs a summarized
version of the netstat(1) report. If a full
version of the output run with the -inv
options is desired, set this variable.
run_fsck This runs fsck(8) with the -n option.
run_rdist This runs rdist(1) with /etc/Distfile.
run_security This runs the /etc/security script looking for
possible security problems with the system.
run_skeyaudit Runs the skeyaudit(1) program to check the
S/Key database and informs users of S/Keys
that are about to expire.
run_makemandb If the /etc/man.conf file exists, runs the
makemandb(8) utility to update the man.db
database for use by apropos(1).
fetch_pkg_vulnerabilities Refreshes the local database of package vul-
nerabilities. See the settings in
security.conf(5) for details on the actual
The variables described below can be set to modify the tests:
find_core_ignore_fstypes Lists filesystem types to ignore during the
find_core phase. Prefixing the type with a
`!' inverts the match. For example, `procfs
!local' will ignore `procfs' type filesystems
and filesystems that are not `local'.
find_core_ignore_paths Lists paths to ignore during the find_core
phase. For example, `/export' will not
descend into any directories under the
`/export' hierarchy. This, on a file server,
allows to skip user data while still scanning
run_fsck_flags Extra options to be passed to fsck(8) if
run_fsck is enabled.
send_empty_security If set, the report generated by the
run_security phase will always be sent, even
if it is empty.
pkgdb_dir DEPRECATED. Please set PKGDB_DIR in
If defined, points to the location of the
packages database. Defaults to /var/db/pkg.
/etc/daily daily maintenance script
/etc/daily.conf daily maintenance configuration
/etc/defaults/daily.conf default settings, overridden by /etc/daily.conf
/etc/daily.local local site additions to /etc/daily
monthly(5), security.conf(5), weekly(5)
The /etc/daily.conf file appeared in NetBSD 1.3.
NetBSD 9.99 July 30, 2012 NetBSD 9.99
Modified for NetBSD
by Kimmo Suominen