Manual Reference Pages - THEFISH (1)
- user friendly rc.conf editor/management tool
Adding new entries
The Fish provides a graphical tool
(with GTK+, Qt and ncurses frontends
to manage and edit system variables stored in
For testing purposes, or, for users that need to have different configurations, the program honours two
environment variables: FISH_RC_DEFAULTS and FISH_RC. Note that, although this program was created to
edit rc.conf, it can edit similarly structured files, like
This is a side effect of the way
the parser was designed and, even if it works, its not officially supported.
The following options can be used:
Force console mode
Show version and exit
There are two kinds of entries in rc.conf: Knobs and Strings.
Knobs can only be either YES or NO. Strings can have any value. To modify a
Knob simply click on the toggle button associated with it. To modify a string, edit the
value to your needs. In the GTK+ version the status of each entry is noted by small icon.
A floppy disk icon means that entry was modified or is new and, therefore, needs to be saved. Selecting a row will print a little description about the variable in the status bar.
Adding new entries
To add a new entry, simply press the
button and fill in the form."
can be any name that is not already"
,or something else. Note that"
must go between quotes, or you will get an error."
is an optional comment, and it will be appended to the new entry when saving the data. Depending on what value you enter, the new entry will appear at the end of the Knob list, or the String list. Changes wont be saved until you press"
To permanently save your changes, you need to have write access to
.Once you do so, the modifications and new entries will be stored in a delta fashion."
By default, The Fish reads
You can change this behaviour by setting two
user selected defaults file
user selected personal settings file
The Fish started as a little project in January 2002, based upon an idea posted by Terry Lambert on the freebsd-hackers mailing list.
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