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man: for ExecStart= provide more details on env var substitution and how that turns...
authorBarry Scott <barry.scott@onelan.co.uk>
Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:50:09 +0000 (11:50 +0100)
committerLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 23:11:26 +0000 (01:11 +0200)
For EnvironmentFile= explain that double quotes can be used
to protect whitespace.

man/systemd.exec.xml
man/systemd.service.xml

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                                 assignments. Empty lines and lines
                                 starting with ; or # will be ignored,
                                 which may be used for commenting. The
+                                parser strips leading and
+                                trailing whitespace from the values
+                                of assignments, unless you use
+                                double quotes (").
+                                The
                                 argument passed should be an absolute
                                 file name, optionally prefixed with
                                 "-", which indicates that if the file
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                                 main process of the daemon. The
                                 command line accepts % specifiers as
                                 described in
-                                <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd.unit</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>. On
-                                top of that basic environment variable
-                                substitution is supported, where
-                                <literal>${FOO}</literal> is replaced
-                                by the string value of the environment
-                                variable of the same name. Also
-                                <literal>$FOO</literal> may appear as
-                                separate word on the command line in
-                                which case the variable is replaced by
-                                its value split at whitespaces. Note
-                                that the first argument (i.e. the
-                                binary to execute) may not be a
-                                variable, and must be a literal and
-                                absolute path name.</para></listitem>
+                                <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd.unit</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>.</para>
+
+                                <para>On top of that basic environment
+                                variable substitution is
+                                supported. Use
+                                <literal>${FOO}</literal> as part of a
+                                word, or as word of its own on the
+                                command line, in which case it will be
+                                replaced by the value of the
+                                environment variable including all
+                                whitespace it contains, resulting in a
+                                single argument.  Use
+                                <literal>$FOO</literal> as a separate
+                                word on the command line, in which
+                                case it will be replaced by the value
+                                of the environment variable split up
+                                at whitespace, resulting in no or more
+                                arguments. Note that the first
+                                argument (i.e. the program to execute)
+                                may not be a variable, and must be a
+                                literal and absolute path
+                                name.</para></listitem>
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