stop_cmd=":" in pccard

Jean-Baptiste Quenot jb.quenot at
Tue Nov 25 05:57:29 PST 2003

* Jan Stary:

> Why does /et/rc.d/pccard say stop_cmd=":"?   This does, of course, not
> 'stop' pccardd.
> Is there some deeper ... you know ... sense ...?

From sh(1) man page:

   Built-in Commands
     This section lists the commands which are built-in because they need to
     perform some operation that cannot be performed by a separate process.
     In addition to these, a built-in version of the test(1) command is pro-
     vided for efficiency.
     :       A null command that returns a 0 (true) exit value.

It seems that many daemons are not stopped properly...
Jean-Baptiste Quenot
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