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          ucf.conf - site-wide configuration file for ucf


          The file /etc/ucf.conf is actually a Bourne Shell snippet
          included during the package build process, and hence you may
          put any shell directive in that file (just make very sure
          you know what you are doing).

          All the variables have reasonable default values, and some
          may be overridden on a per run or a per individual basis by
          using environment variables, and all configurable variables
          can be overridden by options to the scripts themselves.

          The value of a variable can be set so:

          a) Defaults exist in the rules file. These are the values
             used if no customization is done.

          b) Some variables can be set in the config file
             /etc/ucf.conf. These values override the defaults.

          c) Some variables can also be set by setting a corresponding
             environment variable.  These values override the config
             file and the defaults.

          d) Using script command line options. All configurable vari-
             ables may be set by this method, and will override the
             other methods above.

     Configuration File options
          At the moment, the user modifiable variables supported are:

          DEBUG             Debugging information: The default value
                            is 0 (no debugging information is
                            printed). To enable debugging output, set
                            the value to 1.

          VERBOSE           Verbosity: The default value is 0 (quiet).
                            To change the default behavior, set the
                            value to 1.

                            Force the installed file to be retained.
                            The default is to have this variable
                            unset, which makes the script ask in case
                            of doubt.  This can be overridden by the

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                            environment variable UCF_FORCE_CONFFOLD

                            Force the installed file to be overridden.
                            The default is to have this variable
                            unset, which makes the script ask in case
                            of doubt.  This can be overridden by the
                            environment variable UCF_FORCE_CONFFNEW

          conf_source_dir   This is the directory where the historical
                            md5sums for a file are looked for.
                            Specifically, the historical md5sums are
                            looked for in either the file
                            ${filename}.md5sum, or the subdirectory

                            Force the historical md5sums to be read
                            from this file, rather than defaulting to
                            living in the source directory.  Setting
                            this option overrides settings in the
                            environment variable UCF_OLD_MDSUM_FILE

          System-wide defaults are placed in /etc/ucf.conf,


          There are no bugs.  Any resemblance thereof is delirium.

          This manual page was written by Manoj Srivastava
          <srivasta@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

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