Manual page for bdconfig(1M)
bdconfig - configures the bd (buttons and dials) stream
is responsible for configuring the autopush facility and
defining to the system what serial device to use for the
If no options are given, then an interactive mode is assumed.
In this mode the current status is presented
along with this usage line, and a series of interactive
questions asked to determine the user's desires.
Root privilege is required to change the configuration.
The status option does not require root privilege.
can be installed as a setuid root program.
The non-interactive options below can be given in any order.
Specify to the system the serial device for
This option implies the
option unless the
option is present.
Reconfigure the configured term for tty use.
Reconfigure the configured term for
has not been previously specified,
interactive questions are asked to determine
the user's desires.
Configure as was last configured before the system
went down. This option is used by the startup script,
and precludes the use of the
options. This option implies non-interactive mode.
Emit the current configuration in terms of the words used as options:
and so forth.
This option implies non interactive mode.
describes what it finds and what it is doing.
returns 0 on success, 1 on general error, and 2 on argument error.
does is configure the AUTOPUSH facility.
does not actually manipulate the serial port
or stream in any way. Only the first open of a dismantled
stream will see the effects of a previously run
is silent except for error messages unless:
a) invoked with no args: status / usage line emitted
b) interactive modes are invoked as described above
c) the verbose option is used
The interface does not support more than one
dialbox and one buttonbox, both of which must
be on the same serial device.
There should be a library routine to read, parse,
and validate records in the iu.ap file, so that
could return to the appropriate record
in iu.ap as the default configuration.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97