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USERCONF(4)             NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual            USERCONF(4)

userconf -- in-kernel device configuration manager
options USERCONF
userconf is the in-kernel device configuration manager. It is used to alter the kernel autoconfiguration framework at runtime. userconf is activated from the boot loader by passing the -c option to the kernel.
The general command syntax is: command [option] userconf has a more(1)-like functionality; if a number of lines in a com- mand's output exceeds the number defined in the lines variable, then userconf displays ``-- more --'' and waits for a response, which may be one of: <return> one more line. <space> one more page. q abort the current command, and return to the command input mode.
userconf supports the following commands: lines count Specify the number of lines before more. base 8 | 10 | 16 Base for displaying large numbers. change devno | dev Change devices. disable devno | dev Disable devices. enable devno | dev Enable devices. exit A synonym for quit. find devno | dev Find devices. help Display online help. list List current configuration. quit Leave userconf. ? A synonym for help.
The userconf framework first appeared in OpenBSD 2.0, and was then inte- grated into NetBSD 1.6.
The userconf framework was written by Mats O Jansson <>. NetBSD 9.3 July 1, 2001 NetBSD 9.3
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