[PATCH] Fancy rc startup (revisited)

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at freebsd.org
Sun May 13 20:15:31 UTC 2007

On 2007-05-13 14:29, Eric Anderson <anderson at freebsd.org> wrote:
>On 05/12/07 22:18, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> I am kind of old-fashioned in the Robert
>> way too, however.  If there was a way to minimize the console output
>> when services are starting, i.e. to print something like:
>>   [last kernel message]
>>   Booting FreeBSD: dumpon initrandom fsck root hostid mountcritlocal
>>   var cleanvar random adjkerntz hostname kldxref swap sysctl netif (lo0
>>   fxp0) pflog pf routing devd nsswitch devfs syslogd ldconfig named
>>   auditd tmp cleartmp dmesg virecover local motd ntpd powerd syscons
>>   sshd sendmail cron securelevel power_profile inetd
>>   foo login:
>> where each rc.d script would only print its name if it *was* enabled
>> with xxx_enable, optionally followed by a parenthesized list of
>> single-word status messages for each subscript/component), would be
>> really neat.
>> Is there any easy way we can 'tune' the fancy script to support the
>> current output style, a very brief style like above, and then a fancy
>> colorful style, depending on an rc.conf setting?
> I think the rc_fancy patch could be pretty easily tweaked to do exactly 
> what you say.

Yeah, that was my impression from skimming through the changes :)

> I might give it a go, and add that as another option to it.  Maybe
> then the variable should change to rc_style_* instead?

Can I help with testing or even writing the necessary changes?

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