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GETCONF(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						GETCONF(1)

getconf -- get configuration values SYNOPSIS
getconf system_var getconf -a getconf path_var pathname getconf -a pathname DESCRIPTION
The getconf utility writes the current value of a configurable system limit or option variable to the standard output. The system_var argument specifies the system variable to be queried. The names of the system variables are from sysconf(3) with the leading ``_SC_'' removed. The path_var argument specifies the pathname variable to be queried for the specified pathname argument. The names of the pathname variables are from pathconf(2) with the leading ``_PC_'' removed. When invoked with the option -a, getconf writes a list of all applicable variables and their values to the standard output, in the format ``name = value''. EXIT STATUS
The getconf utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. SEE ALSO
pathconf(2), confstr(3), limits(3), sysconf(3) STANDARDS
The getconf utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2''). BSD
August 9, 2011 BSD

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getconf - Query system configuration variables SYNOPSIS
getconf -a getconf [-v specification] system_var getconf [-v specification] path_var pathname DESCRIPTION
-a Displays all configuration variables for the current system and their values. -v Indicate the specification and version for which to obtain configuration variables. system_var A system configuration variable, as defined by sysconf(3) or confstr(3). path_var A system configuration variable as defined by pathconf(3). This must be used with a pathname. AUTHOR
getconf was written by Roland McGrath for the GNU C Library This man page was written by Ben Collins <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system. SEE ALSO
sysconf(3), pathconf(3), confstr(3) 3rd Berkeley Distribution squeeze GETCONF(1)
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