Subject: Re: Allow config extract embedded configuration files
To: Greywolf <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/14/2003 14:04:27
>RP> .... although it doesn't help in the not-running case.
>RP> I know Linux examples often aren't well-regarded, but in this case it
>RP> looks like they've got a good one to offer.  Perhaps NetBSD should have
>RP> a /kern/config that can just be read to get the current configuration?
>FB> "/kern" isn't well-regarded either, so it would probably be OK. ;-)

fwiw, i've toyed with the idea, but never settled on something that
seemed "right" to me.

>Or you can do what I did and just write a SLSS to handle it as described
>in the man page...
>[note: I probably spent too much time writing this, but if anyone else
>finds it useful, have at.]

fwiw, i use this:

	if [ $# = 0 ]; then cd /; fi
	if [ $# = 0 ]; then set `sysctl -n machdep.booted_kernel`; fi
	if [ $# = 0 ]; then set netbsd; fi
	strings - "$@" | sed -n 's/^_CFG_//p' | unvis

and then i just redirect the output as i see fit.  it works.

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