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DAILY(5)                      File Formats Manual                     DAILY(5)

NAME
     daily, daily.conf -- daily maintenance

DESCRIPTION
     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
     are performed.

     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)
                                components.

     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
                                vulnerabilities.  See the settings in
                                security.conf(5) for details on the actual
                                package checks.

     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
                                system files.

     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
                                pkg_install.conf(5) instead.

                                If defined, points to the location of the
                                packages database.  Defaults to /var/db/pkg.

FILES
     /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

SEE ALSO
     monthly(5), security.conf(5), weekly(5)

HISTORY
     The /etc/daily.conf file appeared in NetBSD 1.3.

NetBSD 6.1.5                     July 30, 2012                    NetBSD 6.1.5