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.Dd July 22, 2020
.Dt ZFSBOOTCFG 8
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm zfsbootcfg
.Nd "specify zfsboot options for the next boot"
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Ao Ar options Ac
.Nm
.Op Fl n Ar name
.Op Fl k Ar key
.Op Fl p
.Op Fl t Ar type
.Op Fl v Ar value
.Op Fl z Ar pool
.Nm
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm
is used to set
.Xr boot.config 5 Ns -style
options to be used by
.Xr zfsboot 8 ,
.Xr gptzfsboot 8
or
.Xr loader 8
the next time the machine is booted.
Once
.Xr zfsboot 8
or
.Xr gptzfsboot 8
or
.Xr loader 8
reads the information, it is deleted.
If booting fails, the machine automatically reverts to the previous
boot configuration.
The information is stored in a special boot environment area of a ZFS pool.
.Pp
If used without arguments,
.Nm
will output the current boot configuration, if set.
.Pp
The following options are supported by
.Nm :
.Bl -tag -width indent
.It Fl k Ar key
Define key for
.Ao key , value Ac
pair.
.It Fl n Ar name
Update nvlist
.Ar name .
.It Fl p
Print all information stored in ZFS pool bootenv area.
.It Fl t Ar type
Set type of
.Ar value
used in
.Ao key , value Ac
pair.
Currently supported types are:
.Bl -tag -width indent -compact
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_BYTE
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_INT8
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_UINT8
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_INT16
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_UINT16
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_INT32
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_UINT32
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_INT64
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_UINT64
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_BOOLEAN_VALUE
.It Ar DATA_TYPE_STRING
.El
.Pp
If not specified, the default is
.Ar DATA_TYPE_STRING .
.It Fl v Ar value
Define value for
.Ao key , value Ac
pair.
.It Fl z Ar pool
Operate on
.Ar pool .
.El
.Sh ENVIRONMENT
.Bl -tag -width vfs.root.mountfrom -compact
.It Ev vfs.root.mountfrom
The
.Xr kenv 1
variable that identifies a pool for which the options are written.
.El
.Sh EXAMPLES
Try to boot to a new
.Em boot environment
without changing the
.Cm bootfs
property of a pool:
.Pp
.Dl "zfsbootcfg ""zfs:tank/ROOT/newbe:""
.Pp
To clear the boot options:
.Pp
.Dl "zfsbootcfg """"
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr boot.config 5 ,
.Xr bectl 8 ,
.Xr gptzfsboot 8 ,
.Xr loader 8 ,
.Xr zfsboot 8
.Sh HISTORY
.Nm
appeared in
.Fx 11.1 .
.Sh AUTHORS
This manual page was written by
.An Andriy Gapon Aq Mt avg@FreeBSD.org .