Prelink as cron

Neil Thompson abraxis at
Fri Nov 7 13:11:49 UTC 2003

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 07:01:48AM -0600, Mike Chambers wrote:
> Is this 2nd line in /etc/cron.daily/prelink suppose to be like this?
> . /etc/sysconfig/prelink
> Has a period and a space before the /etc

Yep.  It means (approximately) "source the file into the current context".
This format is normally used to get a bunch of shell variables into the 
context of the currently running process to provide configuration data -
you'll see it all the time in the files in /etc/init.d

Cheers! (Relax...have a homebrew)


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