chiark / gitweb /
man: remove advice to avoid setting the same var more than once
authorZbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek@in.waw.pl>
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 22:30:25 +0000 (17:30 -0500)
committerZbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek@in.waw.pl>
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 22:33:10 +0000 (17:33 -0500)
So far the compatibility with .desktop settings hasn't been imporant
at all, and we do not want people to write convoluted unit
files.

man/systemd.service.xml
man/systemd.unit.xml

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                                 (these semicolons must be passed as
                                 separate words). Alternatively, this
                                 directive may be specified more than
                                 (these semicolons must be passed as
                                 separate words). Alternatively, this
                                 directive may be specified more than
-                                once with the same effect. However,
-                                the latter syntax is not recommended
-                                for compatibility with parsers
-                                suitable for XDG
-                                <filename>.desktop</filename> files.
+                                once with the same effect.
                                 Lone semicolons may be escaped as
                                 <literal>\;</literal>. If the empty
                                 string is assigned to this option, the
                                 Lone semicolons may be escaped as
                                 <literal>\;</literal>. If the empty
                                 string is assigned to this option, the
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                 <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd.scope</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>.
                 </para>
 
                 <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd.scope</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>.
                 </para>
 
+                <para>Various settings are allowed to be specified
+                more than once, in which case the interpretation
+                depends on the setting. Often, multiple settings form
+                a list, and setting to an empty value "resets", which
+                means that previous assignments are ignored. When this
+                is allowed, it is mentioned in the description of the
+                setting. Note that using multiple assignments to the
+                same value makes the unit file incompatible with
+                parsers for the XDG <filename>.desktop</filename> file
+                format.</para>
+
                 <para>Unit files are loaded from a set of paths
                 determined during compilation, described in the next section.
                 </para>
                 <para>Unit files are loaded from a set of paths
                 determined during compilation, described in the next section.
                 </para>