10.4 BCC Startup Flags

There are three optional flags that can be used by BCC during startup that can help with troubleshooting:

Table 10-2 Optional Startup Flags

Startup Flag



Keeps the bccd from forking (keeps the process in foreground). Log messages are printed to the running terminal screen (stdout) along with the normal syslog.


Turns on more verbose logging.


Turns on tracing. With tracing turned on, certain sections of code that fail will report a message containing the condition that failed, along with a file and line number in the code indicating where the condition failed. This is helpful for reporting problems to Novell Support.

There are two usage options: