[arch-general] rc.conf man page
d at falconindy.com
Tue Aug 24 12:07:58 EDT 2010
On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 05:37:29PM -0400, David Campbell wrote:
> Excerpts from Dave Reisner's message of 2010-08-23 14:59:11 -0400:
> > *ROUTES (array)*::
> > A list of routes to be created. For each item in this list, the 'network'
> > service expects to find a variable of the same name to exist providing a
> > string of parameters to be passed to the 'route' command in order to create
> > the route. Routes can prevented from being created by prefixing with a '!' symbol.
> For a variable to be found it must exist, so "to exist" is
Fixed on my copy.
> The last sentence should read, "Routes can be...", not "Routes can
> prevented...", or better yet, "Prevent a route from being created
> by prefixing it with a bang (!).".
Also fixed, and I like your rewording.
> I like this manpage, although, I am not so sure it is wise to
> have a manpage for rc.conf. rc.conf is well commented, and if
> there is a manpage, the two will have to be kept in sync with
> each other. Having the code with the documentation also makes
> understanding the documentation easier. I suggest either adding
> to the comments in rc.conf if they are not sufficient, or leaving
> out of the manpage information that can already be found in
My concern is that /etc/rc.conf is mutable, while a man page is not. AIF
uses this commenting as guidance, but it (as well as rc.conf itself)
could just as easily say "refer to the man page".
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