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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       rcS -- defaults used at boot time

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       /etc/default/rcS contains information in the following format:


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

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

	      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).

	      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.

	      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).

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

	      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.

	      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    [Toc]    [Back]

       Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       init(8), inittab(5).

				  17 Nov 1999				rcS(5)
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