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rcctl(8) gains a "configtest" action

Contributed by rueda on from the preserving sysadmin sanity dept.

Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) has added a "configtest" action to rcctl(8):

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2022/09/01 01:25:32

Modified files:
	etc/rc.d       : rc.subr 
	share/man/man8 : rc.d.8 
	usr.sbin/rcctl : 

Log message:
Add a new action: "configtest", to check configuration syntax of the daemon.
A few adjustments will be done in the next days (like disabling this action if
there's no specific rc_configtest function defined).

/etc/rc.d/sshd configtest
rcctl configtest sshd

idea from naddy@

This is a feature that sysadmin types have been wanting for quite a while. A consistent way to sanity check your config before loading in anger is certain to make OpenBSD users' lives better.

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