Updated: 2021/Apr/14

DM.CONF(5)                    File Formats Manual                   DM.CONF(5)

     dm.conf - dungeon master configuration file

     The dm.conf file is the configuration file for the dm(8) program.  It
     consists of lines beginning with one of three keywords, badtty, game, and
     time.  All other lines are ignored.

     Any tty listed after the keyword badtty may not have games played on it.
     Entries consist of two white-space separated fields: the string badtty
     and the ttyname as returned by ttyname(3).  For example, to keep the uucp
     dialout, "tty19", from being used for games, the entry would be:

           badtty  /dev/tty19

     Any day/hour combination listed after the keyword time will disallow
     games during those hours.  Entries consist of four white-space separated
     fields: the string time, the unabbreviated day of the week and the
     beginning and ending time of a period of the day when games may not be
     played.  The time fields are in a 0 based, 24-hour clock.  For example,
     the following entry allows games playing before 8AM and after 5PM on

           time    Monday  8       17

     Any game listed after the keyword game will set parameters for a specific
     game.  Entries consist of five white-space separated fields: the keyword
     game, the name of a game, the highest system load average at which the
     game may be played, the maximum users allowed if the game is to be
     played, and the priority at which the game is to be run.  Any of these
     fields may start with a non-numeric character, resulting in no game
     limitation or priority based on that field.

     The game default controls the settings for any game not otherwise listed,
     and must be the last game entry in the file.  Priorities may not be
     negative.  For example, the following entries limits the game "hack" to
     running only when the system has 10 or less users and a load average of 5
     or less; all other games may be run any time the system has 15 or less

           game    hack            5       10      *
           game    default         *       15      *

     /etc/dm.conf  The dm(8) configuration file.

     setpriority(2), ttyname(3), dm(8)

NetBSD 9.99                      May 31, 1993                      NetBSD 9.99