cvs commit: src/share/man/man9 Makefile sysctl.9 sysctl_add_oid.9 sysctl_ctx_init.9

Tom Rhodes trhodes at
Fri Apr 28 11:01:46 UTC 2006

On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 10:45:27 +0000 (UTC)
Robert Watson <rwatson at> wrote:

> rwatson     2006-04-28 10:45:27 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     share/man/man9       Makefile sysctl_add_oid.9 
>                          sysctl_ctx_init.9 
>   Added files:
>     share/man/man9       sysctl.9 
>   Log:
>   Add a basic man page for the sysctl(9) macro interfaces.  Previously man
>   pages existed only for the dynamic sysctl interfaces.  There's probably
>   more complete and accurate content, better advice, etc, that could be added
>   here.
>   Per scottl's suggest, add a small piece of moralizing text regarding the
>   fact that sysctl names quickly get embedded in system configuration files,
>   libraries, third party applications, and even books, so renaming and
>   removing names after they've been published is a tricky issue.


Tom Rhodes

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