not adding daemons to rc.conf

Karol Kwiatkowski freebsd at
Thu Aug 31 12:43:41 UTC 2006

On 31/08/2006 05:25, Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 08:47:06PM -0500, Jonathan Horne wrote:
>> ive noticed that apache can be started manually using the apachectl tool, even> if it is not enabled in /etc/rc.conf.  do many other daemons have this 
>> ability?  i have a dev server that i would like to not have many things 
>> enabled in the rc.conf, but i would like an easy way to just start specific 
>> daemons when i need.
> There is the "force" modifier which may be of help/interest.  It works
> like this:
>  # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/script forcestart
> This will, well, force the script to run, even if it's not explicitly
> enabled in /etc/rc.conf.

It does more, it will force the script to run even if a daemon is
running. What OP is looking for is 'one' prefix:

# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/script onestart
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/script onestop

After rc.subr(8) manpage:

run_rc_command argument
force  Skip the checks for rcvar being set to ``YES'', and
       sets rc_force=YES.  This ignores argument_precmd
       returning non-zero, and ignores any of the required_*
       tests failing, and always returns a zero exit status.

one    Skip the checks for rcvar being set to ``YES'', but
       performs all the other prerequisite tests.



Karol Kwiatkowski  <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>

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