not adding daemons to rc.conf

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at
Thu Aug 31 03:42:31 UTC 2006

On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 08:47:06PM -0500, Jonathan Horne wrote:
> ive noticed that apache can be started manually using the apachectl tool, even> if it is not enabled in /etc/rc.conf.  do many other daemons have this 
> ability?  i have a dev server that i would like to not have many things 
> enabled in the rc.conf, but i would like an easy way to just start specific 
> daemons when i need.

There is the "force" modifier which may be of help/interest.  It works
like this:

 # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/script forcestart

This will, well, force the script to run, even if it's not explicitly
enabled in /etc/rc.conf.

Close to what you want?

Daniel Bye

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