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scrollkeeper.conf - ScrollKeeper configuration file
System-wide configuration of ScrollKeeper
The system-wide scrollkeeper.conf file is typically installed at /etc/scrollkeeper.conf.
It stores the default OMF paths which are searched by scrollkeeper-update (8) to update
the ScrollKeeper documentation catalog. The paths are held by the OMF_DIR variable which
is assigned to a colon (:) delimited list of paths.
Comment lines begin with the (#) character.
A typical scrollkeeper.conf file will look like:
Any user on the system is able to use the scrollkeeper-update (8) command to generate a
ScrollKeeper database at any path that the user has write permission to. The user can
over-ride the system default OMF_DIR path variable by setting a shell variable of the same
name, OMF_DIR. In this way, a user can create a document catalog which contains a super-
set of the system documentation, or a completely independent set of documents which the
user may be interested in.
Note that most applications will register its documentation at install time, and unregis-
ter it at uninstall time. Thus, a user who keeps their own personal ScrollKeeper database
may need to periodically run scrollkeeper-update (8) manually (or with cron) to keep their
Laszlo Kovacs <email@example.com>
Dan Mueth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
scrollkeeper-config(1), scrollkeeper-gen-seriesid(1), scrollkeeper(7), scrollkeeper-prein-
stall(8), scrollkeeper-rebuilddb(8), scrollkeeper-update(8)
ScrollKeeper Dec 5, 2001 SCROLLKEEPER.CONF(5)
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