docs/67893: boot.8's -m description is insufficient.
pepper at reppep.com
Sun Jun 13 03:01:02 UTC 2004
>Synopsis: boot.8's -m description is insufficient.
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jun 13 03:00:47 GMT 2004
>Originator: Chris Pepper
>Release: FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE i386
System: FreeBSD www.reppep.com 4.10-STABLE FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE #15: Sun May 30 22:18:46 EDT 2004 root at www.reppep.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/REPPEP i386
The boot.8 man page (/src/sbin/reboot/boot_i386.8, as of 1.34) says that -m is for "mute the console." This is succinct at the expense of clarity. I thought it suppressed the PC speaker, but instead it suppresses all boot-time (pre-FreeBSD) console output, and presumably disables input as well (I didn't see an obvious equivalent in loader.8).
"man boot |grep mute".
"echo -m >> /boot.config; reboot"
I'm not sure if it suppresses input, or just output, but perhaps change the description to something like "suppress all console output, and disable console input, during the boot process."
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