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rcS

Section: Debian Administrator's Manual (5)
Updated: 17 Nov 1999
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NAME

rcS -- defaults used at boot time  

DESCRIPTION

/etc/default/rcS contains information in the following format:
name=value

Only one value per line is allowed. Comments are allowed too and must start with the ``#'' character.

 

OPTIONS

The following options can be set, the defaults values are shown:

TMPTIME=0
On bootup the files in /tmp will be cleaned up if their modification time was more than TMPTIME days ago. A value of zero means that all files are removed regardless of age. If you don't want the system to clean /tmp set TMPTIME to a large value like 9125 (25 years).

SULOGIN=no
Setting this to yes causes init to spawn a sulogin on the console as one of the first things in the boot process. If the administrator does not login, the sulogin will timeout after 30 seconds and the boot process will continue.

DELAYLOGIN=yes
Normally the system will not let anyone login until the boot process is complete and and the system has come up completely in the default runlevel (usually level 2). However theoretically it's possible to login a bit earlier, as soon as /usr/sbin/inetd is started. The default value of no prevents this, setting it to yes allows it.

UTC=
This is used to interpret the system (BIOS) clock. If this option is set to no the system clock is supposed to be set at local time. If this option is set to yes the system clock is supposed to be set at UTC (Universal Time, a.k.a. GMT).

VERBOSE=yes
Setting this option to no will make the bootup a bit less verbose.

EDITMOTD=yes
At boot time the system edits the first line of the file /etc/motd and replaces it with the output from the command uname -a. Setting this to no prohibits that.

FSCKFIX=no
When the root and all other filesystems are checked, this happens with the -a flag which means autorepair. If there are really big inconsistencies, the fsck will bail out. The system will print a message asking the administrator to repair the filesystem maually and present a root shell prompt (actually a sulogin prompt) on the console. Setting this option to yes causes the fsck commands to be run with the -y option instead of the -a option. This will always repair the filesystems without any interaction but might irreversibly damage your file system(s).

 

AUTHOR

Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>  

SEE ALSO

init(8), inittab(5).


 

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