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Re: Commanding rc.local not to run at boot..possible.?



On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 16:21 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Jeff Vian wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-04-10 at 22:00 -0400, Claude Jones wrote:
> > 
> >>Mark Sargent wrote:
> >>


> > 
> > Have you tried that and made it work?   8-)
> > 
> > This is what I see in rc.sysinit (which gives that message).
> > -------------------------------------
> > if [ "$PROMPT" != "no" ]; then
> >  echo -en $"\t\tPress 'I' to enter interactive startup."
> >  echo
> > fi
> > -------------------------------------
> > 
> > I don't find anything in the script to ever even read the input, let
> > alone assign the input to a variable or use it. 
> > 
> > If you can tell me where it is ever assigned/used in the script I would
> > appreciate it.  Maybe I can learn something about scripting. :-)
> 
> The snippet above is what produces the prompt to press the "I" key. The 
> key isn't read until *much* later. Search for "getkey" in 
> /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit. If the "I" key is detected as having been pressed 
> at the appropriate time, the file /var/run/confirm is created, and the 
> presence or absence of this file is used by /etc/rc.d/rc to determine 
> whether or not it should prompt for whether each individual initscript 
> should be run.
> 
> Paul.
> 
Thank you Paul.  

I had totally missed that, and should not have.  Guess I need to read a
lot closer at times. 


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