RCCTL(8)                    System Manager's Manual                   RCCTL(8)


     rcctl - configure and control daemons and services


     rcctl get|getdef|set service | daemon [variable [arguments]]
     rcctl [-df] action daemon ...
     rcctl disable|enable|order [daemon ...]
     rcctl ls lsarg


     The rcctl utility can enable or disable a base system service or a base
     system or package daemon in rc.conf.local(8) or display its configuration
     and status.  For a daemon, it can also change the command line arguments,
     the user to run as, the rc.d(8) action timeout or call its rc.d(8) daemon
     control script.

     The following commands are available (variable can be one of class,
     flags, status, timeout or user):

     [-df] action daemon ...
             Run the rc.d(8) daemon scripts with the action argument, passing
             through the specified options, if any.

     disable service ... | daemon ...
             Alias for set service|daemon status off.

     enable service ... | daemon ...
             Alias for set service|daemon status on.

     get service | daemon [variable]
             Display the value of service or daemon_variable.  If variable is
             empty, display all service or daemon variables and values in a
             format compatible with rc.conf(8).  When daemon is set to "all",
             variable must not be set and rcctl will display all services and
             daemons variables.

     getdef service | daemon [variable]
             Like get but returns the default values.

     ls lsarg
             Display a list of services and daemons matching lsarg, which can
             be one of:

                   all      all services and daemons
                   failed   enabled but stopped daemons
                   off      disabled services and daemons
                   on       enabled services and daemons
                   started  running daemons
                   stopped  stopped daemons

     order [daemon ...]
             Move the specified package daemons to the beginning of
             pkg_scripts.  They need to be already enabled.  If no daemon is
             specified, display the current order.

             The order command is only needed after enabling a new daemon that
             needs to run before one or more already enabled daemons.  Specify
             the new daemon preceded by all that need to run before it, but
             not the ones depending on it.

     set service | daemon variable [arguments]
             For a daemon, set the variable daemon_variable to the specified
             arguments.  If variable is already set, daemon_variable is reset
             to the optionally provided arguments or to its default value.

             The status variable must be provided with the on or off
             arguments.  It is used to enable or disable service or daemon in
             rc.conf.local(8).  When a disabled package daemon is enabled, it
             is appended to the end of pkg_scripts.  When a package daemon is
             disabled, it is removed from pkg_scripts and its variables are
             removed if any.


     rcctl action returns with the exit status of the rc.d(8) daemon script.
     rcctl get daemon | service [status] exits with 0 if the daemon or service
     is enabled and 1 if it is not.  rcctl getdef daemon | service [status]
     exits with 0 if the daemon or service is enabled by default and 1 if it
     is not.  rcctl ls failed exits with 1 if an enabled daemon is not
     running.  Otherwise, the rcctl utility exits with 0 on success, and >0 if
     an error occurs (2 indicates a non-existent daemon | service).


     Enable and set apmd(8) flags:

           # rcctl set apmd status on
           # rcctl set apmd flags -A
           # rcctl get apmd
           # echo $?

     The recommended way to run a second copy of a given daemon for a
     different purpose is to create a symbolic link to its rc.d(8) control

           # ln -s /etc/rc.d/snmpd /etc/rc.d/snmpd6
           # rcctl set snmpd6 status on
           # rcctl set snmpd6 flags -D addr=2001:db8::1234
           # rcctl start snmpd6


     rc.conf.local(8), rc.d(8)


     rcctl first appeared in OpenBSD 5.7.


     rcctl was written by Antoine Jacoutot <ajacoutot@openbsd.org>.

OpenBSD 6.4                   September 20, 2018                   OpenBSD 6.4

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