Tom Worster wrote: > On 9/16/09 3:19 PM, "Matthew Seaman" <m.sea...@infracaninophile.co.uk> > wrote: > >> Tom Worster wrote: >>> is there a general shell syntax that can be used to pass arguments to a >>> daemon that you're starting with the /etc/rc.d/foo start command? >> If you're starting service foo, then you should be able to define command >> arguments by setting foo_flags="-a -b -c". This is a convention, and >> particular >> services may use several more specific variables to build a command line >> or may simply ignore any flags variable completely, so you'll have to check >> each case individually. >> >>> for example, how does one start sshd using /etc/rc.d/sshd and pass it >>> '-o X11Forwarding=no' without touching a config file? >> In this case, setting sshd_flags will work as sshd uses the default rc >> start function. > > hi matthew, > > i tried this and couldn't make it work before i emailed my question. then > mel answered that the /etc/rc.d/foo scripts ignore environment. and then, > looking closer at man pages, i got the impression that perhaps only /etc/rc > uses the foo_flags variables when it invokes /etc/rc.d/foo scripts.
Uh, yeah. My tortured mental processes had somehow concluded that /etc/rc.conf *wasn't* a config file and then I pretty much forgot to add 'in /etc/rc.conf' at the crucial point in what I wrote. I don't think your request is possible without editing at least one file under /etc Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. Flat 3 7 Priory Courtyard PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW, UK
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