Getting rid of 'There may be a dump' pause

Conor P. Cahill cpcahil at virtech.uucp
Wed Jun 13 21:46:58 AEST 1990

In article <5887 at> karl at (Karl Lehenbauer) writes:
>(It's maddening because your system sits there waiting for you to physically
>type into the keyboard to tell it not to dump the nonexistent dump.  Meanwhile
>your system does nothing.)
>It's a shell script in /etc called dumpsave.
>Just make dumpsave do an 'exit 0' before it asks the question.

Instead of using an exit 0, why not set up a timeout with the following:

	(sleep 10; kill $$) &

So that you have a 10 second chance to save the dump if there really is

Conor P. Cahill            (703)430-9247        Virtual Technologies, Inc.,
uunet!virtech!cpcahil                           46030 Manekin Plaza, Suite 160
                                                Sterling, VA 22170 

More information about the Comp.unix.i386 mailing list