Question about rc-scripts

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Oct 9 17:35:33 PDT 2007

On Oct 9, 2007, at 5:16 PM, sdafreebsduk at wrote:
>> Most binaries i.e. httpd, memcached, mysqld, etc... provide a  
>> config file or cli option to provide the path to a pid file.
> Like you say - I can't find anything in rc.subr that would create a  
> pid.  So, I looked in /etc/rc.d/ntpd (for example), and I still  
> can't find in there where it might create a pid.

In the case of ntpd, the default arguments look like this:

   /usr/sbin/ntpd -p /var/run/ ... the ntpd process creates the pidfile.


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