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       rcS - variables that affect the behavior of boot scripts


       The /etc/default/rcS file contains variable settings in POSIX format:


       Only  one assignment is allowed per line.  Comments (starting with '#')
       are also allowed.


       The following variables can be set.

              On boot the files in /tmp will be deleted if their  modification
              time,  file status time and access time are all at least TMPTIME
              days ago.  A value of 0 means that files are removed  regardless
              of  age.   If  you  don't want the system to clean /tmp then set
              TMPTIME to a negative value (e.g., -1) or to the word infinite.

              Setting this to yes causes  init  to  spawn  a  sulogin  on  the
              console  early  in  the boot process.  If the administrator does
              not login then the  sulogin  session  will  time  out  after  30
              seconds and the boot process will continue.

              Normally the system will not let non-root users log in until the
              boot process is complete and the system has  finished  switching
              to  the  default runlevel (usually level 2).  However, in theory
              it is safe to log in a bit earlier, namely, as soon as inetd has
              started.   Setting  the  variable  to  no  allows earlier login;
              setting the variable to yes prevents it.

              Some details: The DELAYLOGIN variable controls  whether  or  not
              the  file  /run/nologin  is  created during the boot process and
              deleted at the end of it.  The login(1) program refuses to allow
              non-root  logins so long as /run/nologin exists.  If you set the
              variable to no then it is advisable to ensure that  /run/nologin
              does not exist.

              Setting  this  option  to  no (in lower case) will make the boot
              process a bit less verbose.  Setting this  option  to  yes  will
              make the boot process a bit more verbose.

              When  the  root  and all other file systems are checked, fsck is
              invoked with the -a option which means "autorepair".   If  there
              are  major  inconsistencies then the fsck process will bail out.
              The system will print a  message  asking  the  administrator  to
              repair  the  file  system manually and will 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 tell fsck always  to
              repair the file systems without asking for permission.


       The  EDITMOTD,  RAMRUN  and  UTC variables are no longer used.  The UTC
       setting is replaced by the UTC or LOCAL setting  in  /etc/adjtime,  and
       should have been migrated automatically.  See hwclock(5) and hwclock(8)
       for further details on configuring the system clock.


       Miquel    van    Smoorenburg    <>    Roger     Leigh


       fsck(8),   hwclock(5),   hwclock(8),   inetd(8),  init(8),  inittab(5),

                                  21 May 2012                           rcS(5)