Subject: Re: The new rc.d stuff...
To: Secret Asian Man <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/2000 21:07:15
Secret Asian Man writes:
> It's just that it would be nice if people actually knew how their system
> worked...

I know how my system works, and I'm much happier typing
	/etc/rc.d/dhcpd restart

than doing
	kill `cat /var/run/`
	. /etc/rc.conf
	dhcpd $dhcpd_flags &

(because dhcpd_flags might be different on various hosts. e.g, on some
 it may contain "-q ex0", on others it may just be "").

After years of running many large multi-user systems, one doesn't want
to waste time remembering the nitty gritty details on how any given
machine is running. Of course, people running their own unix desktops
often have a different (some would say limited) perspective of these