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APT-SPY.CONF(5) File Formats Manual APT-SPY.CONF(5)

NAME

apt-spy.conf - configuration file for apt-spy(8)

DESCRIPTION

apt-spy.conf is the configuration file for apt-spy(8). It consists of a series of area labels, followed by a list of countries belonging to that label. Whitespace is ignored.

Comments may be added anywhere, and begin with the hash ('#') character. Once a hash character is encountered, the rest of the line is ignored.

A label consists of any alphanumeric characters, and ends with a colon character (':'). The label must be on a line by itself (excluding comments).

Following a label are a list of country codes (one per line) of countries belonging to that label.

Each country has a unique two-letter country code corresponding to its top level domain identifier. This is the same as the ISO3166 code. You can find the country code for a specific country either by looking at /var/lib/apt-spy/mirrors.txt, or by looking at the commented examples in the default apt-spy.conf.

Labels cannot exist within labels. The end of a label section is signaled by the start of a new one, or by the end of file.

Any valid label existing in apt-spy.conf can be specified to apt-spy using the '-a' option. apt-spy will then proceed to benchmark the mirrors in the list of countries associated with that label.

EXAMPLES

This is an example of a valid apt-spy.conf file:
	USUK:
		GB	# United Kingdom
		US	# United States
	Australia:
		AU
	France-Germany-Netherlands:
		FR
		DE
		NL
    

There is a default configuration file included with apt-spy. For further examples, and for a list of valid country codes, please refer to this.

SEE ALSO

apt-spy(8), apt(8), sources.list(5)
20th May, 2003