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Re: Layout of /etc/services



On Saturday 12 March 2011 15:12:54 Camaleón wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Mar 2011 14:48:11 +0000, Lisi wrote:
> > In an /etc/services file, why are some port/protocol entries inset more
> > than others?
>
> (...)
>
> "man services" will give you additional information about the format of
> that file. Both, spaces and tabs can be used as field separators.
>
> sm01@stt008:~$ grep -e sgi -e vbox /etc/services
> sgi-cmsd	17001/udp		# Cluster membership services daemon
> sgi-crsd	17002/udp
> sgi-gcd		17003/udp			# SGI Group membership daemon
> sgi-cad		17004/tcp			# Cluster Admin daemon
> vboxd		20012/tcp			# voice box system
> vboxd		20012/udp
>
> Beyond that, like in the above example, are just aesthetic issues, I'd say
> (the first line uses two tabs instead three).


Thanks, both of you.  I can obviously stop worrying about it. 

Lisi


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