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       IvmConfigActions.xml - actions to be performed by ivman(8)


       IvmConfigActions.xml  specifies  which  actions  are to be performed by
       ivman(8) when a device is inserted/attached to  the  system,  where  an
       action is defined as mounting the device or executing a program.

       IvmConfigActions.xml is parsed as an XML file.  The general form of the
       file is:

        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <ivm:ActionsConfig version="0.2" xmlns:ivm="">

           <ivm:Match name="matchname" value="matchvalue">
              <ivm:Option name="optionname1" value="optionvalue1" />
              <ivm:Option name="optionname2" value="optionvalue2" />



       Each  time  a  device is added to the system, this file is parsed.  If,
       for a Match element, matchname=matchvalue is true for the  new  device,
       then the Match or Option elements within that Match element are parsed.

       A Match element can have any of the following names:

                   Whether or not HAL specifies that a device can  and  should
                   be mounted.  Must be "true" or "false".

                   The string in place of "anything" will be taken as the name
                   of a HAL property string for the device, and the  value  of
                   the  property  will  be  compared  to the value given.  Run
                   ’lshal’ to see a list of HAL properties which can  be  used

            *      Match every device.  Use with care!

       An Option element can have any of the following names:

                   If  set to ’true’, IvmConfigActions.xml will be parsed when
                   Ivman starts and rules  will  be  applied  to  all  devices
                   currently attached to the system.  This can be used to, for
                   example, mount any removable devices attached to the system
                   when Ivman starts.  This option should be specified outside
                   of any ’match’ constructs.

            mount  Whether or not to mount the  device.   Must  be  "true"  or
                   "false".   If more than one value applies to a device, then
                   the one closest to the end of the file will be used.

            exec   A command to execute when the device or disc  is  inserted.
                   The amount of commands per device is unlimited.

            execun A  command  to  execute when the device or disc is removed.
                   The amount of commands per device is unlimited.  Note  that
                   HAL  property substitution is limited for execun; since the
                   device no longer exists when the command  is  executed,  we
                   cannot  get  information  about  it from HAL, therefore any
                   substitution will occur with the  property  values  at  the
                   time of device insertion (or mounting if Ivman mounted it),
                   NOT removal.

                   A command to execute when the device  is  inserted  if  the
                   device is a volume containing DVD-format video.  The amount
                   of commands per device  is  unlimited.   NOTE:  execdvd  is
                   deprecated!   A HAL property now exists to indicate whether
                   or not a DVD contains video - volume.disc.is_videodvd .

       exec, execdvd and execun support substitution of HAL device properties.
       This  is  accomplished by surrounding the property name with $ symbols.
       For instance, if $hal.volume.mount_point$ is within a command, it  will
       be  replaced  with  the  volume’s  mount  point  before  execution.  No
       character escaping is done in the substitution, but  the  characters  ’
       and  "  are  replaced with ?, so you can surround the substitution with
       quotes without fear.

       Remember that this is an XML file, which means  that  characters  which
       have  a  special  meaning  in  XML (entities) need to be escaped.  Some
       characters which are popular in shell scripting (&,  <,  >)  are  among
       these  special  characters.   As a quick reference, & becomes &amp; , <
       becomes &lt; , > becomes &gt; , ’ becomes &apos; and " becomes &quot; .

       As  many  Matches  can be nested as is desired, and as many Matches and
       Options can be placed within a Match as is desired.  This,  along  with
       the ability to test HAL properties, makes Ivman quite flexible; see the
       examples below.


       <!-- autoplay video DVDs -->
       <ivm:Match name="hal.volume.disc.type" value="dvd_rom">
           <ivm:Option     name="execdvd"     value="xine     -f     -g     -D
       dvd:$hal.block.device$" />

       <!-- autoplay audio CDs -->
       <ivm:Match name="hal.volume.disc.type" value="cd_rom">
           <ivm:Match name="hal.volume.disc.has_audio" value="true">
               <ivm:Match name="hal.volume.disc.has_data" value="false">
                   <ivm:Option name="exec" value="cdplay -d $hal.block.device$
       -c" />

       <!-- blacklist some partitions we don’t want mounted -->
       <ivm:Match name="hal.block.device" value="/dev/hda5">
           <ivm:Option name="mount" value="false" />
       <ivm:Match name="hal.block.device" value="/dev/hda2">
           <ivm:Option name="mount" value="false" />

       Many more examples are given in the default file provided with Ivman.


       ivman(8),       IvmConfigBase.xml(5),       IvmConfigProperties.xml(5),

                                  12 May 2005