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NAME

       aeuconf - user configuration file

SYNOPSIS

       $AEGIS_FLAGS
       $HOME/.aegisrc
       /aegisrc
       /aegisrc

DESCRIPTION

       A user configuration file is used to hold user defaults.  This file is
       created and edited by the user.  This file is only ever read by aegis,
       it is never written.

       The sources of user preferences are scanned in the order given above.
       Earlier sources have higher priority.

   AEGIS_FLAGS
       This environment variable has the same format.  It is read first, and
       over-rides the .aegisrc file contents.  This is intended to be used
       within the tests distributed with aegis, but can also be of use within
       some shell scripts.  It contains session specific preferences.

   $HOME/.aegisrc
       This file contains user specific preferences.

   /aegisrc
       This file contains architecture-neutral preferences.

   /aegisrc
       This file contains architecture-specific preferences.

CONTENTS

       The file contains the following fields:

       default_development_directory = string;
               The pathname of where to place new development directories.
               The pathname may be relative, in which case it is relative to
               $HOME.  The default is the field of the same name in the
               project attributes, or $HOME neither is set.

       default_project_directory = string;
               The pathname of where to place new project directories.  The
               pathname may be relative.  If this path is relative, it is
               relative to $HOME.  The default is $HOME.

       delete_file_preference = (no_keep, interactive, keep);
               All of the commands which delete files will consult this field
               to determine if the file should be deleted.  Defaults to
               no_keep if not set.

       default_project_name = string;
               The name of a project.

       default_change_number = integer;
               The number of a change.

       Please note that the default_project_name field and the
       default_change_number field are unrelated.  Specifying both does not
       mean that single change within that single project, they have nothing
       to do with each other.

       diff_preference = (automatic_merge, no_merge, only_merge);
               The aed(1) command will consult this field to determine what to
               do:

               no_merge
                       means only diff the files, even if some have out of
                       date versions.

               only_merge
                       means merge those files with out of date versions, and
                       do not do anything else, even if they need to be
                       diffed.

               automatic_merge
                       means to do only_merge if any source files require
                       merging, otherwise do no_merge.  It never combines
                       merges and differences in the same pass.

               The corresponding command line options to the aed(1) command
               take precedence, this field is only consulted if you do not
               give a corresponding command line argument.  Defaults to
               automatic_merge if not set.

       pager_preference = (foreground, never);
               This field is consulted for listings and help.  The standard
               output is only piped to a pager if the command is run in the
               foreground and the standard output is directed at a terminal.

               foreground
                       The standard output will be piped through the command
                       given in the PAGER environment variable (or more if not
                       set).

               never   The standard output will not be redirected.

               This field defaults to foreground if not set.

       persevere_preference = (all, stop);
               This field is consulted by the aet(1) command, to determine if
               it should run all tests, or stop after the first failure.  This
               field defaults to all if not set.

       log_file_preference = (snuggle, append, replace, never);
               This field controls the behavior of the log file.  It usually
               defaults to snuggle if not set, although some commands may
               default it to append.  When the log file is in use, the output
               continues to be sent to the screen if the process is in the
               foreground and the standard output is a terminal.

               never   Do not redirect the output to a log file.

               replace Replace any log file that is present, create a new one
                       if none already exists.

               append  Append the log to the end of any existing log file,
                       create a new one if none already exists.

               snuggle Append the log to the end of any existing log file if
                       that log file was last modified less than 30 seconds
                       ago, otherwise replace any existing log file; create a
                       new one if none already exists.  This option allows
                       runs of aegis commands to produce a meaningful log
                       file.

       lock_wait_preference = (always, background, never);
               This field is consulted by all commands which wait for locks.

               always  The "always" setting says that all commands should
                       always wait for locks.  This is the default.

               background
                       The "background" setting says that background commands
                       should always wait for locks, and foreground commands
                       will not.

               never   The "never" setting says that no command should ever
                       wait for locks.  If the command would wait, it will
                       exit with status 1.

               This user preference can be over-ridden by the -wait and
               -nowait command line options.

       symbolic_link_preference = (verify, assume);
               This field is consulted by aeb(1) when the project
               configuration file specifies create_symbolic_links_before_build
               as true.  The verification of the links can be quite time
               consuming; if you are confident that they are already correct
               (say, from a recent build run) you may wish to assume they are
               correct and not verify them repeatedly.

               verify  This setting says to always verify the symbolic links
                       to the baseline.  This is the default.

               assume  This setting says to always assume the links are
                       correct, unless there has been a recent integration.

               This user preference can be over-ridden by the
               -Verify_Symbolic_Links and -Assume_Symbolic_Links command line
               options.

       relative_filename_preference = (current, base);
               This field is consulted by most commands which accept filenames
               on the command line.  It controls whether relative filenames
               are relative to the current directory (this is the default), or
               relative to the base of the project source tree.

               current This setting says to interpret relative filenames
                       against the current directory.

               base    This setting says to interpret relative filenames
                       against the base of the source tree.

               This user preference can be over-ridden by the -BAse_RElative
               and -CUrrent_RElative command line options.

       email_address = string;
               This field may be used to set the preferred email address.  If
               not set, defaults to ‘whoami‘@‘cat /etc/mailname‘ if not set,
               and if /etc/mailname exists.  Otherwise, defaults to
               ‘whoami‘@‘hostname‘ if not set, which is usually not what is
               required, particularly if you are behind a firewall.

       whiteout_preference = (always, never);
               All of the commands which cause a change to remove files will
               consult this field to determine if the file should be have a
               dummy "whiteout" file put in the development directory.
               Defaults to ‘‘always’’ if not set.

       editor_command = string;
               This command is used to edit a file, if the editing is being
               done in the background.  Defaults to the EDITOR environment
               variable if not set, or "ed" if not set.

       visual_command = string;
               This command is used to edit a file, if the editing is being
               done in the foreground.  Defaults to the VISUAL environment
               variable if not set, or to the EDITOR environment variable if
               not set, or "vi" if not set.

       pager_command = string;
               This is the command used to paginate report and listing output.
               Defaults to the PAGER environment variable if not set, or to
               "more" if not set.

       attribute = [ { ... } ];
               This is a list of (name,value) pairs, defining user specified
               attributes.

               name = string;
                       The name of the attribute.  By convention, names which
                       start with an upper-case letter will appear in
                       listings, and lower-case will not.  Attribute names are
                       case-insensitive.

               value = string;
                       The value of the attribute.

               Arguably, most user attributes which may be altered by the user
               (and some that can’t) should be of this form.  Due to an
               accident of history, this is not the case.

SEE ALSO

       aegis(5)
               aegis file format syntax

       aed(1)  difference and merge files

COPYRIGHT

       aegis version 4.21
       Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Peter Miller; All rights reserved.

       The aegis program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use
       the ’aegis -VERSion License’ command.  This is free software and you
       are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
       use the ’aegis -VERSion License’ command.

AUTHOR

       Peter Miller   E-Mail:   millerp@canb.auug.org.au
       /\/\*             WWW:   http://www.canb.auug.org.au/~millerp/