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KENV(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       KENV(1)

NAME
     kenv -- dump or modify the	kernel environment

SYNOPSIS
     kenv [-hNq]
     kenv [-qv]	variable[=value]
     kenv [-q] -u variable

DESCRIPTION
     The kenv utility will dump	the kernel environment if invoked without
     arguments.	 If the	-h option is specified,	it will	limit the report to
     kernel probe hints.  If an	optional variable name is specified, kenv will
     only report that value.  If the -N	option is specified, kenv will only
     display variable names and	not their values.  If the -u option is speci-
     fied, kenv	will delete the	given environment variable.  If	the environ-
     ment variable is followed by an optional value, kenv will set the envi-
     ronment variable to this value.

     If	the -q option is set, warnings normally	printed	as a result of being
     unable to perform the requested operation will be suppressed.

     If	the -v option is set, the variable name	will be	printed	out for	the
     environment variable in addition to the value when	kenv is	executed with
     a variable	name.

     Variables can be added to the kernel environment using the
     /boot/loader.conf file, or	also statically	compiled into the kernel using
     the statement

	   env filename

     in	the kernel config file.	 The file can contain lines of the form

	   name	= value	# this is a comment

     where whitespace around name and '=', and everything after	a '#' charac-
     ter, are ignored.	Almost any printable character except '=' is accept-
     able as part of a name.  Quotes are optional and necessary	only if	the
     value contains whitespace.

SEE ALSO
     kenv(2), config(5), loader.conf(5), loader(8)

HISTORY
     The kenv utility appeared in FreeBSD 4.1.1.

FreeBSD	10.1			 May 11, 2012			  FreeBSD 10.1

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