On Thursday 02 October 2008 01:59:18 Da Rock wrote: > On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 12:53 +0200, Erik Trulsson wrote: > > On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 08:39:47PM +1000, Da Rock wrote: > > > > > > So are you saying I can't start a script manually without enabling it > > > in rc.conf? I was not under that impression... I thought it could be > > > started manually for testing before setting it for automatic startup- > > > based on my reading in the handbook and man pages. > > > > Yes, you can. Use forcestart/forcestop instead of start/stop when > > running the rc script if you do not have it enabled in rc.conf. This is > > documented in rc(8) (and is very easily overlooked if you don't know what > > you are looking for.) > > Well thank you both for that piece of information, I had overlooked > that. I did end up using it that way, but I was still unaware that it > was mandatory.
The problem with forcestart is that it ignores any errors that may occur. The better option for a manual start is onestart, which simply bypasses the test for the option being enabled but still fails on any other error (missing dependencies, startup problems etc). Jonathan _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"