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Re: Declarative Diversions - GSoC Project Update 1

]] Raphael Hertzog 

| On Tue, 31 May 2011, sean finney wrote:
| > Does this mean it will not be possible to divert a file when the source
| > or destination has whitespace in it?  If so I'd suggest you also have
| > support for some backslash-type escaping.
| Or to use two lines instead of one. And to support multiple entries make
| the different entries separated by an empty line (so that it's possible to
| add supplementary fields in the future shall that be required).

I'd like us to go with the standard that's used in most other similar
files: RFC2822 style, so something like:

Divert-From: /usr/share/foo
Divert-To: /usr/share/bar

Divert-From: /usr/share/baz
Divert-To: /usr/share/coo

This makes it easier to figure out what the contents of the file means
when you're tired or don't care to check the documentation.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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