A small script to customize FreeBSD

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Tue May 31 09:20:22 UTC 2011

On 31 May 2011 04:19, Xn Nooby <xnooby at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello.  I wrote a script to install FreeBSD 8.2 on to a real machine,
> or a 64-bit Virtualbox VM.  It has a modular approach where you can
> pick which functions will be run on a different target system. It can
> be tweaked easily.  I wrote it so that I could do a quick "plain
> vanilla install", and then run this script to set up my user, SVN
> server, gnome, firefox4, flash, nvidia driver, vbox additons, and
> other things. I thought I would post it in case other beginners need
> some thing like this to help them configure a machine.  I started off
> with detailed notes, then thought I might as well script it. When you
> run it, the only user interaction is having to enter the user password
> twice.  Let me know if anyone has any suggestions.

How about using $1 instead of theuser?

You could always have ${1:-theuser} instead to have a default of
theuser, but take the value for username as the first argument.


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