misc/81923: Changes and corrections to freebsd-tips fortune file
gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk
Sun Jun 5 18:20:02 GMT 2005
>Synopsis: Changes and corrections to freebsd-tips fortune file
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jun 05 18:20:01 GMT 2005
>Originator: Gavin Atkinson
>Release: FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE i386
System: FreeBSD buffy.york.ac.uk 5.4-STABLE FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #12: Sun May 8 16:03:04 BST 2005 root at buffy.york.ac.uk:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/BUFFY i386
A few fortunes in the freebsd-tips file have incorrect locations
or are badly worded.
--- freebsd-tips.diff begins here ---
RCS file: /usr/cvs/src/games/fortune/datfiles/freebsd-tips,v
retrieving revision 1.39
diff -u -r1.39 freebsd-tips
--- src/games/fortune/datfiles/freebsd-tips 19 Mar 2005 02:44:41 -0000 1.39
+++ src/games/fortune/datfiles/freebsd-tips 5 Jun 2005 14:11:50 -0000
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@
You can use /etc/make.conf to control the options used to compile software
on this system. Example entries are in
To do a fast search for a file, try
@@ -171,9 +171,9 @@
FreeBSD is started up by the program 'init'. The first thing init does when
starting multiuser mode (ie, starting the computer up for normal use) is to
-run the shell script /etc/rc. By reading /etc/rc, you can learn a lot about
-how the system is put together, which again will make you more confident about
-what happens when you do something with it.
+run the shell script /etc/rc. By reading /etc/rc and the /etc/rc.d/ scripts,
+you can learn a lot about how the system is put together, which again will
+make you more confident about what happens when you do something with it.
If you want to play CDs with FreeBSD, a utility for this is already included.
Type 'cdcontrol' then 'help' to learn more. (You may need to set the CDROM
@@ -212,7 +212,7 @@
been replaced with other messages, look at /var/run/dmesg.boot.
-- Francisco Reyes <lists at natserv.com>
-You can use "whereis" to locate standard binary, manual page and source
+You can use "whereis" to search standard binary, manual page and source
directories for the specified programs. This can be particularly handy
when you are trying to find where in the ports tree an application is.
@@ -262,7 +262,7 @@
You can often get answers to your questions about FreeBSD by searching in the
FreeBSD mailing list archives at
You can adjust the volume of various parts of the sound system in your
computer by typing 'mixer <type> <volume>'. To get a list of what you can
@@ -314,8 +314,7 @@
be shown information about the usage of your swap partitions.
ports/net/netcat port is useful not only for redirecting input/output
-to TCP or UDP connections, but also for proxying them. See inetd(8) for
+to TCP or UDP connections, but also for proxying them with inetd(8).
If other operating systems have damaged your Master Boot Record, you can
reinstall it either with /stand/sysinstall or with boot0cfg(8). See
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