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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

       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.


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