[Dnsmasq-discuss] extension of configuration files

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Sun Jul 5 16:25:00 BST 2009

Hallo, Rance,

Du meintest am 05.07.09:

>>>> Could dnsmasq exclude *.new files from reading? Some other
>>>> programs do so.

>>> By extension, it should probably just ignore everything not *.conf,
>>> since other package managers use other methods, e.g. .rpmnew and
>>> .rpmold.

> I think this is a great idea but I don't think it belongs in dnsmasq
> proper.  I think it makes the code base bigger for no real feature
> gain.


Instead of

        include $conf-dir/*

there would be

        include $conf-dir/*.conf

Nothing more to do.

> This is something that could be handled  in an init script
> stanza prior to actually launching dnsmasq.

> set a variable for the main config file
> parse it looking for config_dir
> if found, check contents for updated scripts (test will be different
> for each distro I suspect)
> mv the updated files to config_dir.update

> start dnsmasq the normal way

I may not write (and test, and debug) such a wrapper ...

Viele Gruesse!

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