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The default configuration file location sought after by a RERO process is in the home directory of the process owner and is named `.rerorc'. A different location can be specified with a command option See section 2.1 Options. Superfluous whitespace read from the file is discarded and comments can be used with a # character at the beginning of a line.

Each line used for configuration is a value assignment. Hence, there is a key and a value. The two terms are separated by a = character. For example:

key = value

The key part of the line describes both the profile being configured and the variable the value is being assigned to. By convention, a . character separates the key profile and key variable. For example:

rero.workdir = /tmp

In that example the profile name is `rero' and the variable to be assigned `/tmp' is `workdir'. It is possible to not specify a profile name. In such a case, the default value for the variable specified would be assigned for all profiles defined after that point. For example:

.workdir = /tmp

Any profiles defined after that point would inherit that setting for `workdir'.

The value part of the line can either be strict or user-defined. Leading and trailing whitespace are discarded before assignment. Line continuation is supported by the \ character. For example:

rero.postbuild.manual = scp rero/ChangeLog /web/rero/ChangeLog && \
                        scp rero/README /web/rero/README

The resulting value for the `postbuild.manual' variable would be:

scp rero/ChangeLog /web/rero/ChangeLog && scp rero/README /web/rero/README

It is important to note which escape-style characters are handled.

Replaced with a newline character.

Replaced with a \ character.

The sequence is removed and the value continues to the next line.
The types of keys and values that are allowed by RERO are defined in the reference See section 4. Reference.

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