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Manual Pages  — RCTL.CONF

NAME

rctl.conf – resource limits database defaults

CONTENTS

DESCRIPTION

The /etc/rctl.conf file is read in when the system goes into multi-user mode to set default contents of the RCTL database. The /etc/rctl.conf is in the format of the rctl(8) command, i.e.
subject:subject-id:resource:action=amount/per

Comments are denoted by a "#" at the beginning of a line. Comments can also exist at the end of a line, as seen in the EXAMPLES section, below.

FILES

/etc/rctl.conf
  Initial settings for rctl(8).

EXAMPLES

To limit the number of processes for users in login class "testing", use a rule like
# Resource limits for the "testing" class.
loginclass:testing:nproc:deny=100/user # At most 100 processes per user

SEE ALSO

rctl(8)

HISTORY

The rctl.conf file appeared in FreeBSD 9.0 .

RCTL.CONF (5) April 14, 2011

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