Subject: Re: obsoleting sysctl(8)'s -w flag
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 03/05/2002 19:50:34
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 04:36:12 +0100 (MET)
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
| The patch below changes sysctl(8) to not require the -w flag when setting
| a variable. Just "sysctl foo=var" is really enough. Inspired by FreeBSD.
| Any objections to commit?
What happens to sysctl variables with an '=' in their name?
Oh well, Bill's objection was a better one...
(I'd actually quite like to see this, it would be a nicer interface,
but I suspect that the way it is now is much safer).