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Mon Feb 27 20:37:45 PST 2006
On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 05:41:32PM +0700, Vitaliy Ovsyannikov wrote:
> Hello, freebsd-hackers.
> I've stuck with the unable to make watchdogs for daemons running via
> startup rc-scripts. In linux we can just put the process in the
> inittab. Does FreeBSD contains ability like this?
You can do it with /etc/ttys. Actually this point is missing by many
FreeBSD administrators, people just think of /etc/ttys in term of
terminals and stuff :) But if youi'll open the man page you would
found the following:
The first field is normally the name of the terminal special file as it
is found in /dev. However, it can be any arbitrary string when the asso-
ciated command is not related to a tty.
So you can perfectly run any program there and init will watch or it, just
like in linux.
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