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doconfig(3NSL)	     Networking	Services Library Functions	doconfig(3NSL)

NAME
       doconfig	- execute a configuration script

SYNOPSIS
       cc [ flag ... ] file ...	-lnsl [	library	... ]
       # include <sac.h>

       int doconfig(int	fildes,	char *script, long rflag);

DESCRIPTION
       doconfig()  is  a  Service Access Facility library function that	inter-
       prets the configuration scripts contained in  the  files	 </etc/saf/pm-
       tag/_config>, </etc/saf/_sysconfig>, and	</etc/saf/pmtag/svctag_, where
       pmtag specifies the tag associated with the port	 monitor,  and	svctag
       specifies  the  service	tag  associated	 with  a  given	service.   See
       pmadm(1M) and sacadm(1M).

       script is the name of the configuration script; fildes is  a  file  de-
       scriptor	that designates	the stream to which stream manipulation	opera-
       tions are to be applied;	rflag is a bitmask that	indicates the mode  in
       which  script  is  to be	interpreted. If	rflag is zero, all commands in
       the configuration script	are eligible to	be interpreted.	If  rflag  has
       the NOASSIGN bit	set, the assign	command	is considered illegal and will
       generate	an error return. If rflag has the NORUN	bit set, the  run  and
       runwait	commands  are  considered  illegal and will generate error re-
       turns.

       The configuration language in which script is written consists of a se-
       quence  of  commands, each of which is interpreted separately. The fol-
       lowing reserved keywords	are defined:  assign, push, pop, runwait,  and
       run.  The comment character is #; when a	# occurs on a line, everything
       from that point to the end of the line is ignored. Blank	lines are  not
       significant. No line in a command script	may exceed 1024	characters.

       assign variable=value
	     Used to define environment	variables. variable is the name	of the
	     environment variable and value is the value to be assigned	to it.
	     The  value	assigned must be a string constant; no form of parame-
	     ter substitution is available. value may be quoted.  The  quoting
	     rules  are	those used by the shell	for defining environment vari-
	     ables. assign will	fail if	space cannot be	allocated for the  new
	     variable or if any	part of	the specification is invalid.

       push module1[, module2, module3,	. . .]
	     Used  to  push  STREAMS  modules  onto  the  stream designated by
	     fildes. module1 is	the name of the	first  module  to  be  pushed,
	     module2  is  the name of the second module	to be pushed, etc. The
	     command will fail if any of the named modules cannot  be  pushed.
	     If	 a module cannot be pushed, the	subsequent modules on the same
	     command line will be ignored and modules that have	 already  been
	     pushed will be popped.

       pop [module]
	     Used  to pop STREAMS modules off the designated stream. If	pop is
	     invoked with no arguments,	the  top  module  on  the   stream  is
	     popped.  If an argument is	given, modules will be popped one at a
	     time until	the named module is at the top of the stream.  If  the
	     named  module is not on the designated stream, the	stream is left
	     as	it was and the command fails. If module	is the special keyword
	     ALL,  then	 all  modules  on the stream will be popped. Note that
	     only modules above	the topmost driver are affected.

       runwait command
	     The runwait command runs a	command	and waits for it to  complete.
	     command  is the pathname of the command to	be run.	The command is
	     run with /usr/bin/sh -c  prepended	to it; shell scripts may  thus
	     be	 executed from configuration scripts. The runwait command will
	     fail if command cannot be found or	cannot be executed, or if com-
	     mand exits	with a non-zero	status.

       run command
	     The  run  command is identical to runwait except that it does not
	     wait for command to complete. command is the pathname of the com-
	     mand to be	run. run will not fail unless it is unable to create a
	     child process to execute the command.

       Although	they are syntactically indistinguishable, some of the commands
       available  to run and runwait are interpreter built-in commands.	Inter-
       preter built-ins	are used when it is necessary to alter the state of  a
       process	within the context of that process. The	doconfig() interpreter
       built-in	commands are similar to	the shell special commands  and,  like
       these, they do not spawn	another	process	for execution. See sh(1).  The
       built-in	commands are:

	      cd
	      ulimit
	      umask

RETURN VALUES
       doconfig() returns 0 if the script was interpreted successfully.	 If  a
       command in the script fails, the	interpretation of the script ceases at
       that point and a	positive number	is  returned;  this  number  indicates
       which  line  in the script failed. If a system error occurs, a value of
       -1 is returned. When a script fails, the	process	whose environment  was
       being established should	not be started.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |MT-Level		     |Unsafe			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       sh(1), pmadm(1M), sacadm(1M), attributes(5)

NOTES
       This  interface is unsafe in multithreaded applications.	 Unsafe	inter-
       faces should be called only from	the main thread.

SunOS 5.9			  30 Dec 1996			doconfig(3NSL)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO | NOTES

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