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       isdnformat - common isdn config file format


       This man page describes the format of all isdn config files.


       Empty lines are ignored.

       If a # is encountered, this character and the rest of the line is ignored (it's considered
       a comment). You can prepend a backslash \ to prevent this and use the # character.

       If the last character of a line is a backslash \, the next line is a continuation  of  the
       current line.

       The  file  format  is  like smb.conf or win.ini: there are sections and entries within the
       section. However, the syntax was expanded with subsections; these can be nested  as  often
       as you like.

       All whitespace (space and tabs) at the end of the line are ignored.

       Section and entry names are case insensitive.

       Values are case sensitive, of course (the case is preserved).

       Section  and  entry  names  may  not  use  the  characters  "*?|&/";  if  one  of these is
       encountered, it is ignored.

       At the beginning of the line you may use as much whitespace as you like.

       A section has the format "[" NAME "]". You may use whitespace between the braces  and  the
       name, or none at all.

       An entry has the format ENTRY "=" VALUE. You may use whitespace before and after the equal
       sign, or none at all.

       A subsection starts with ENTRY "=" "{"  and ends with "}". You may use  sections,  entries
       and subsections between the start and the end tag.

       Beware: unlike samba or windows the semicolon is not used for comments !

       You  can  use  INCLUDE(File)  to  include  a  file.  If the filename is not absolute, it's
       considered relative to the directory of the including document. You may use it anywhere in
       a file, but there may be no space characters in the file!

       All subsections started in an include file must end in that include file, so the number of
       opened and closed brackets must match.

       Beware: recursive including will cause the program to break. The library does not  prevent


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Andreas Jellinghaus <>, for Debian
       GNU/Linux and isdn4linux.  Now maintained by Paul Slootman <>.