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     NAME
          sysctl.conf - sysctl preload/configuration file

     DESCRIPTION
          sysctl.conf is a simple file containing sysctl values to be
          read in and set by sysctl.  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 con-
          tain whitespace within.  Lines which begin with a # or ; are
          considered comments and ignored.

          If a line begins with a single -, any attempts to set the
          value that fail will be ignored.

     NOTES
          As the /etc/sysctl.conf file is used to override default
          kernel parameter values, only a small number of parameters
          is predefined in the file.  Use /sbin/sysctl -a or follow
          sysctl(8) to list all possible parameters. The description
          of individual parameters can be found in the kernel documen-
          tation.

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

     FILES
          /etc/sysctl.d/*.conf
          /run/sysctl.d/*.conf
          /usr/local/lib/sysctl.d/*.conf
          /usr/lib/sysctl.d/*.conf
          /lib/sysctl.d/*.conf
          /etc/sysctl.conf

          The paths where sysctl preload files usually exist.  See
          also sysctl option --system.

     SEE ALSO
          sysctl(8)

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     AUTHOR
          George Staikos

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