sysctl.conf man page

sysctl.conf — sysctl(8) preload/configuration file


sysctl.conf is a simple file containing sysctl values to be read in and set by sysctl(8). The syntax is simply as follows:

# comment
; comment

  token  =   value

Note that blank lines are ignored, and whitespace before and after a token or value is ignored, although a value can contain whitespace within. Lines which begin with a # or ; are considered comments and ignored.


# sysctl.conf sample

  kernel.domainname = example.com
; this one has a space which will be written to the sysctl!
  kernel.modprobe = /sbin/mod probe

See Also



George Staikos, <staikos@0wned.org>

Referenced By

sysctl(8), sysctl.d(5), vz.conf(5).

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21 Sep 1999