Subject: Re: docs for config
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 08/07/2005 17:14:14
Hubert Feyrer <> writes:
> On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>>> see options(4) which is referenced from config(8).
>> That doesn't document config(1). It doesn't even come close to
>> scratching the top of the surface...
> I have neither an idea what config(1) is (as opposed to config(8)),

config was moved from /usr/sbin to /usr/bin, thus it is no longer in
section 8.

> and if options(4) is not sufficient, then pointing out what's missing
> may be a good first step. (*I* have no clue on all of this...)

Look at files it parses like sys/conf/files etc. and you'll start to
see what the issue is.

Config is a big subsystem and there is literally nothing to document
it but a half-written paper done by the author over a decade ago (and
the source for the paper is long lost). We keep making interesting
changes but there is no documentation... :(

Perry E. Metzger