DAILY(5)                  NetBSD 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) compo-
                                nents.

     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
                                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 6.0                       July 30, 2012                      NetBSD 6.0

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