PLN(5) File Formats Manual PLN(5)

plnprogressive label notation

Progressive Label Notation is a configuration format used by rset(1), and is designed to be evaluated sequentially. pln supports options defined by pairs and text fragments designated by tab indentation

interpreter=/bin/sh -x

	pkg_add ruby%3.2
	ln -sf /usr/local/bin/ruby32 /usr/local/bin/ruby
	ln -sf /usr/local/bin/irb32 /usr/local/bin/irb

	./rinstall mail/smtpd_relay.conf /etc/mail/smtpd.conf \
	    && rcctl restart smtpd

# vim:ts=4:syntax=sh

A label may also be followed by special content between a pair of braces on the beginning of a line. A common use for this is to set environment variables using local configuration

	cat ssl.env
	echo $SSL_PASSWORD > /etc/keys/global.pass

Each option may be set multiple times, and is effective for labels that follow. Reset an option to the implementation-defined default using ‘=’ without a value.

Label names do not need to be unique and may contain any series of characters except for single and double quotes. A series of pathnames for use by the application may be specified after the ‘:

svc1.local: etc/ rc.d/

Labels may be split into multiple aliases separated by using commas


Alternatively, sequence expressions may be used to match a range of hosts


Comments begin with a hash (‘#’) character, and can only be used the beginning of a line.


February 26, 2024 OpenBSD 7.4