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4 Configuration File

The configuration file rush.rc is located in /usr/local/etc by default.2.

The configuration file is read and parsed right after start up. Any errors occurred in parsing are reported using syslog facility ‘authpriv’ and priority ‘notice’. When run in ‘test’ mode, all diagnostics is displayed on the standard error output. See Test Mode, for a detailed description of ways to debug and test your configurations.

Before parsing, rush checks the ownership and permissions of the configuration file for potential security breaches. The configuration file is considered unsafe if any of the following conditions are met:

  1. It is not owned by root.
  2. It is group writable.
  3. It is world writable.
  4. It resides in a group writable directory.
  5. It resides in a world writable directory.
  6. It is a symbolic link to a file residing in a group or world writable directory.

If the file is considered unsafe, rush rejects it and aborts execution.

Any of these tests can be disabled using the --security-check option (see --security-check).

As of version 2.1, rush supports two distinct configuration file formats.

The legacy configuration format is the one used in rush versions up to 1.9. It is still supported to facilitate transition of existing installations to the new syntax. Its support will eventually be removed in future versions, so the users are encouraged to switch to the new syntax as soon as possible. The legacy syntax is described in detail in http://www.gnu.org.ua/software/rush/legacy.

This manual describes new configuration file format.

Footnotes

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The exact location of the configuration file is defined when configuring the package. See the file INSTALL in the GNU Rush source directory for more information

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