FreeBSD is a free UNIX-like operating system with similarities to GNU/Linux.
Some ways to find basic information about your FreeBSD host.
Filesystem Active Control Lists
These can be useful for more fine-grained control over file access. There are two ways to set FreeBSD to use filesystem ACLs:
If you do the second option, edit /etc/fstab and look at the options column. You might have something like this:
# Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass# /dev/raid/r0p2 / ufs rw 1 1 /dev/raid/r0p4 /var ufs rw 2 2
If you wanted your root directory / to have ACLs, you'd change the line like so:
/dev/raid/r0p2 / ufs rw,acls 1 1
FreeBSD has two ways to install software: packages and ports.
Packages are installed with the pkg command
Ports are installed by fetching the ports tree and compiling the software.
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bhyve is the FreeBSD hypervisor, comparable to Linux's KVM.
Simple OS patching can be done via the freebsd-update command. Run as root:
In the /bin/sh or bash, you can likely combine these commands:
freebsd-update fetch && freebsd-update fetch install
Or, if you use sudo, you can do:
sudo freebsd-update fetch && sudo freebsd-update fetch install