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[taler-docs] 01/02: Add fragment that describes common FOO.conf(5) synta

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Subject: [taler-docs] 01/02: Add fragment that describes common FOO.conf(5) syntax
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:58:27 +0100

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commit fb57dd83610e61dbdf4ec8b6dd7fb71a4bb2fa47
Author: Thien-Thi Nguyen <>
AuthorDate: Fri Nov 26 14:56:20 2021 -0500

    Add fragment that describes common FOO.conf(5) syntax
    * frags/common-conf-syntax.rst: New.
 frags/common-conf-syntax.rst | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 32 insertions(+)

diff --git a/frags/common-conf-syntax.rst b/frags/common-conf-syntax.rst
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+The configuration file is line-oriented.
+Blank lines and whitespace at the beginning and end of a line are ignored.
+Comments start with ``#`` or ``%`` in the first column
+(after any beginning-of-line whitespace) and go to the end of the line.
+The file is split into sections.
+Every section begins with “[SECTIONNAME]” and
+contains a number of options of the form “OPTION=VALUE”.
+There may be whitespace around the ``=`` (equal sign).
+Section names and options are *case-insensitive*.
+The values, however, are *case-sensitive*.
+In particular, boolean values are one of ``YES`` or ``NO``.
+Values can include whitespace by surrounding
+the entire value with ``"`` (double quote).
+Note, however, that there are no escape characters in such strings;
+all characters between the double quotes (including other double quotes)
+are taken verbatim.
+Values that represent filenames can begin with a ``/bin/sh``-like
+variable reference.
+This can be simple, such as ``$TMPDIR/foo``, or complex,
+such as ``${TMPDIR:-${TMP:-/tmp}}/foo``.
+See ``[PATHS]`` (below).
+Values that represent a time duration are represented as a series
+of one or more ``NUMBER UNIT`` pairs, e.g. ``60 s``, ``4 weeks 1 day``,
+``5 years 2 minutes``.
+Values that represent an amount are in the usual amount syntax:
+``CURRENCY:VALUE.FRACTION``, e.g. ``EUR:1.50``.
+The ``FRACTION`` portion may extend up to 8 places.

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