git: a8189e9bd4dd - main - veriexec(8): explain that only a unique prefix is required

From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 21:54:33 UTC
The branch main has been updated by sjg:


commit a8189e9bd4ddd134f20c0e39a586fddf520cacf7
Author:     Simon J. Gerraty <>
AuthorDate: 2022-02-14 21:52:40 +0000
Commit:     Simon J. Gerraty <>
CommitDate: 2022-02-14 21:54:22 +0000

    veriexec(8): explain that only a unique prefix is required
    When setting or querying state it is sufficient to
    provide only enough of the state name to be unambiguous.
 sbin/veriexec/veriexec.8 | 16 +++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/sbin/veriexec/veriexec.8 b/sbin/veriexec/veriexec.8
index 9a6ebf4037df..161406ae6de2 100644
--- a/sbin/veriexec/veriexec.8
+++ b/sbin/veriexec/veriexec.8
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd July 4, 2018
+.Dd February 14, 2022
@@ -101,6 +101,20 @@ unless verified.
 .It Ar locked
 prevent loading of any more manifests.
+When setting or querying the state, it is sufficient to provide
+a unique prefix of the desired state.
+.Fl i
+.Ar a
+.Fl z
+.Ar e
+are sufficient, but
+.Fl i
+.Ar loc
+is the minimum required to avoid confusion with
+.Ar loaded .
 The manifest contains a mapping of relative pathnames to fingerprints
 with optional flags.