kget.8: Rewrite it a bit and fix some mdoc stuff.
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27.Dd February 20, 1999
28.Dt KGET 8
29.Os
30.Sh NAME
31.Nm kget
32.Nd "print kernel change information"
33.Sh SYNOPSIS
34.Nm
35.Ar filename
36.Sh DESCRIPTION
37The
38.Nm
39utility allows one to view or save any device configuration information
e73192a1 40which was changed in a userconfig (-c) session.
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e73192a1 42The
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44argument specifies which file (or
45.Sq -
46for stdout) the information should be saved to.
47If the file exists, it will be overwritten.
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49Most typically, the information is written to a
50.Pa /boot/kernel.conf
51file which is then loaded from
52.Pa /boot/loader.rc
53(using
54.Dq "load -t userconfig_script /boot/kernel.conf" ) ,
55saving the user from having to re-enter it each time the system is booted.
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56.Sh HISTORY
57The
58.Nm
59command appeared in
60.Fx 3.1 ,
61as part of the PicoBSD distribution by
62.An Andrzej Bialecki
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63.Sh BUGS
64Sure to be some.