quiet initscripts

Taco Witte taco.witte at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 15:29:23 CST 2005

Hi all,

Ever since I've seen the 'quiet' option for Linux I've been thinking
about a similar option for the initscripts. I think it would be nice
to let the initscripts display errors only, because the other output
can only confuse a lot of users and isn't necessary anyway. Just for
the sake of discussion, I've attached a diff for
/lib/lsb/init-functions (package lsb-base) that I'm using on my
computer. (The change can be enabled by adding a line REALQUIET=yes to
/etc/default/rcS; this may not be the cleanest solution.) A problem of
this diff is that it's not really clear what caused an error if an
error occurs in a script.

What do you think about this idea? I'm aware of neat graphical splash
screens, but this might be something that can be done on servers as

Kind regards,
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: init-functions.diff
Type: text/x-patch
Size: 1204 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/attachments/20050204/b4ce509f/init-functions.bin

More information about the ubuntu-devel mailing list