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ConsoleMessage(8)         BSD System Manager's Manual        ConsoleMessage(8)

NAME
     ConsoleMessage -- Send a message to SystemStarter

SYNOPSIS
     ConsoleMessage [-v] message
     ConsoleMessage [-v] -S
     ConsoleMessage [-v] -F
     ConsoleMessage [-v] -s service
     ConsoleMessage [-v] -f service
     ConsoleMessage [-v] -q setting
     ConsoleMessage [-v] -b path
     ConsoleMessage [-v] -u

DESCRIPTION
     The ConsoleMessage utility may be used by startup item scripts to send
     messages to SystemStarter (see SystemStarter(8)).

     The default behavior is to send the specified message to SystemStarter to
     be displayed on the console.  SystemStarter will attempt to localize the
     string using the current startup item's localization dictionaries.

     ConsoleMessage may also be used to give feedback to SystemStarter indi-
     cating which services provided by the startup item have succeeded or
     failed.

OPTIONS
     -v       verbose mode (prints errors to stdout)

     -S       mark all services provided by this item as successful

     -F       mark all services provided by this item as failed

     -s       mark the service as successful

     -f       mark the service as failed

     -q       query SystemStarter for the value of the configuration variable
              setting (result will be printed to stdout).

     -b       Tell SystemStarter to load the display bundle at the specified
              path

     -u       Tell SystemStarter to unload the current display bundle

NOTES
     When a service name is not specified, ConsoleMessage assumes its parent
     process identification (see getppid(2)) is that of a startup item script,
     and uses that token to find the correct list of services provided by the
     current item. If the process calling ConsoleMessage is not a startup item
     script, it is necessary to explicitly provide service names.

SEE ALSO
     SystemStarter(8)

     http://www.opensource.apple.com/projects/documentation/howto/html/System-
     Starter_HOWTO.html

HISTORY
     The ConsoleMessage utility appeared in Darwin 6.0

Darwin                          April 12, 2002                          Darwin