[mrtg] Re: Global options vs. unit options

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Fri Nov 10 01:46:55 MET 2000

Paul C. williamson wrote about Options[_]: growright

and Merton Campbell Crockett replied:

> Unless Tobi (or others) decided to the change the way things have worked
> and thus breaking a lot of ancient configuration files, the global tags
> only apply to a target for which that particular tag is not defined.
> So, if you need some other options for a particular target but still want
> to growright, you need to specify ALL the options that you want for that
> target.

"whatever[_]: something" is a DEFAULT.  It has always been just that.
A default means that you can override it and that's what's happening
when you specify a more specific entry in a target definition.

"whatever[^]: something" is NOT a default.  It will apply, also if a
more specific entry is made (same applies for "[$]" as a suffix).

You can modify those global options just before any target definition,
it will be applied from that point in the config file towards the end.

Assume 26 targets (a, b, ... z) and you want to use "bit" on each of
them but the last, while using "growright" only on target b:
Options[^]: bits
Target[a]: [...]
Target[b]: [...]
Options[b]: growright
Target[z]: [...]

See also "NoSpaceChar"

This is all documented in reference.{pod|txt|html} so if you don't
understand it, please indicate where you loose track of it.

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