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Re: 1version numbers

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    Date: Wed, 2 Dec 87 22:06 EST
    From: A. Peter Blicher  <BLICHER@IBM.COM>

    On a related irritation, I would like to have a default default
    generation retention count settable for directories (if it exists, I
    haven't figured out how to set it, so maybe someone can tell me).  I.e.
    near as I can tell, the current behavior is that if I create a new
    directory, the default generation retention count for its daughters is
    set to nil, which means infinity, regardless of the value of the parent
    of the new directory.  I would prefer if the parent had another
    property, the default default gen. ret. count, which would specify what
    the default gen. ret. count should be for its subdirectories.  This
    would be inherited.  It would probably be ok to just make the
    default gen ret count inherited to newly created directories.

I concur with this. Just having the default gen ret count inherit would be
sufficient for anything I want to do, and prevent having to periodically
figure out where all the file space is going when new systems are generated
but noone manually sets the retention counts.

Brad Miller
miller@cs.rochester.edu {...allegra!rochester!miller}
Brad Miller
University of Rochester Computer Science Department