consvar - Manipulate system firmware console environment variables
/sbin/consvar [-v] [-nc] -g -s -l -a -d [variable] [value]
Verbose mode. Prints out the system IDs used by firmware, the current firmware revision, and information about the process. Get the value of the specified console environment variable. Set the value of the specified console environment variable. List the values of all variables supported by this platform that are not disabled. This is similar to the 'show' SRM console command. Save the values of all environment variables to non-volatile storage. Setting a variable with the -s flag only updates the in-memory copy of console environment variables. The save process could take a long time on some platforms, so it is recommended that the variables are saved after all set operations have been performed. List the system and exception database information. Do not perform value conversion. Variables that contain device information have an underlying console bootstring format. If this flag is used, consvar does not convert between the Digital UNIX names for these devices, but accepts and displays the raw values. The same goes for integer values which are converted between strings and hexadecimal values.
Use the consvar command to get, set, list, and save console environment variables available on SRM system firmware. Some firmware versions on some platforms do not comply with the Alpha SRM when dealing with certain variables, or operations. To ensure UNIX functionality with such firmware, an exception database is consulted and these operations are disabled. By default, consvar accepts and displays device values with Digital UNIX device names, or their device special file names. The raw console bootstrings can be used by providing the -nc flag. For information regarding the console environment variables, please refer to the Alpha System Reference Manual.
To show the values of all available console variables, enter:
0 - Success 1 - Failure
Specifies the command path. Exception database.
Commands: getsysinfo(2), setsysinfo(2). delim off