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  • 09.Jan.14
    Handling rc.conf(5) with sysrc shell | fernape | (0)
    FreeBSD uses the traditional BSD boot system as opposed to the system used in Linux, i.e SysV. This means that in FreeBSD, we have a directory called /etc/rc.d with a bunch of scripts that bring our system up and running. Alongside these scripts, there is a file used to control some configuration variables used at boot time:/etc/rc.conf Since it is a very sensitive file, an unfortunate mistake while editing it can break havok if our system does not boot the next time. To avoid these kind of situations, there is a tool called sysrc. sysrc provides a way to edit rc.conf(5) safely ...