GNU Dictionary Server
dicod reads its settings and database
definitions from a configuration file dicod.conf. By
default it is located in $sysconfidr (i.e., in most cases
/usr/local/etc, or /etc), but an alternative location
may be specified using the --config command line option
If any errors are encountered in the configuration file, the program reports them on the standard error and exits with a non-zero status.
To test the configuration file without starting the server, use
the --lint (-t) command line option. It causes
dicod to check its configuration file and exit with status 0
if no errors were detected, and with status 1 otherwise.
Before parsing, the configuration file is preprocessed using
m4 (see Preprocessor). To examine the preprocessed
configuration without actually parsing it, use the -E command
line option. To avoid preprocessing it, use the
The rest of this section describes configuration file syntax in
detail. You can receive a concise summary of all configuration
directives any time by running
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