RCCONF(8) Debian GNU/Linux RCCONF(8)
rcconf - Debian Runlevel configuration tool
Rcconf allows you to control which services are started when the system boots up or reboots. It displays a menu of all the services which could
be started at boot. The ones that are configured to do so are marked and you can toggle individual services on and off.
Rcconf gets a list of services from /etc/init.d and looks in the /etc/rc?.d directories to determine whether each service is on or off.
If the number(NN of /etc/rc?.d/NNname) is not 20(default), rcconf saves the service name and the number in /var/lib/rcconf/services so as to be
able to restore the service to its original configuration.
--help Print out a usage message.
--dialog Use dialog command to display menu
--whiptail Use whiptail command to display menu
For each service that had the links changed, call the corresponding /etc/init.d/service-name script using invoke-rc.d, so the package starts
or stops immediately. If you do not use this option, the changes will only take effect the next time you reboot (or change runlevel).
--verbose Output verbose messages.
Rcconf can display some description(Guide) for each services with Guide File. Guide File is placed on /var/lib/rcconf/guide, and this Guide File
does not exist by default. If you want to use Guide, you need to define guides for each services in this file.
If you run update-rcconf-guide before rcconf, rcconf can use default guides derived from package description. Update-rcconf-guide generates the
file '/var/lib/rcconf/guide.default' from package description(only uses first line of it) using apt-cache. Rcconf refers Guides in
/var/lib/rcconf/guide before /var/lib/rcconf/guide.default.
If you install some packages after executed update-rcconf-guide, you need to re-create this file using update-rcconf-guide so as to refresh
guide.default that includes new guides for installed new services.
The service number data file.
Guide File update-rcconf-guide generates.
Guide File user(Administrator) can define.