[PATCH] Fancy rc startup style RFC

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Tue Apr 18 16:37:42 UTC 2006

Hi everyone!

I've made a patch to /etc/rc.subr that makes the startup/shutdown rc 
scripting look similar to other OS's (many different linux distros, 
HP-UX, etc), but without color.

The patch shouldn't break anything, and is only enabled if you have this 
in your /etc/rc.conf:


Several of the /etc/rc.d/* scripts send output to stdout, so that could 
be cleaned up a bit if needed, but for now I tried to keep the patch as 
minimal as possible.

This is still a first pass, so please give feedback.

The patch can be grabbed from here:



Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
Anything that works is better than anything that doesn't.

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