Can "/etc/rc.conf" be replaced with a symlink?

Clay crs.freebsd_mailinglist at
Mon Feb 28 04:13:08 GMT 2005


I am for the most part a newbie to FreeBSD.  I am wanting to move some 
config files from their standard location to a single directory and create 
symlinks for each.  Doing this will allow me to more easily maintain and 
backup the files.

dhclient is able to use dhclient.conf when symlink'd.  Apache seems to also 
work when httpd.conf is symlink'd.

Can "/etc/rc.conf" be replaced with a symlink?  I have done and the file 
isn't being read/found.  Moving the actual file back to /etc fixed the 


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