New to FreeBSD - Some questions

Eitan Adler lists at
Fri Jun 22 20:23:39 UTC 2012

On 22 June 2012 11:44, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
> On 22/06/2012 18:40, Eitan Adler wrote:
>>> q) Is there a place where all sysctl variables are documented? It
>>> > occurred to me when I was trying to find the memory usage on my system
>>> > but `sysctl -a | grep mem' shows a whole bunch of stuff.
>> You can try sysctl -ad but most of the systls are either documented in
>> man pages or not at all. :(
> It would be a really handy thing if the output of 'sysctl -d' told you
> what man page to refer to for more information.  A neat little project
> but pretty boring to implement.

Agreed. I don't have the time to do this directly, but I'm willing to
commit patches that do this.
Eitan Adler

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