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bk config(7.3.3)	    BitKeeper User's Manual	      bk config(7.3.3)

NAME
       bk config - show	repository configuration information

SYNOPSIS
       bk config [-v]

DESCRIPTION
       The bk config command displays configuration information, consisting of
       key-value pairs,	associated with	a BitKeeper repository.

       Repository configuration	information is searched	for in	the  following
       places, in order:

       `bk root`/BitKeeper/etc/config	  This repository's config file
       `bk root	-P`/BitKeeper/etc/config  Product repository config file
       `bk dotbk`/config		  Personal config file
       /etc/BitKeeper/etc/config	  Per-machine config file
       `bk bin`/config			  Per-installation config file
       `bk root`/BitKeeper/log/config	  This repository's config file
       `bk root	-P`/BitKeeper/log/config  Product repository config file
       $BK_CONFIG			  Environment variable

       The   BitKeeper/etc/config   file   is  version	controlled,  the  Bit-
       Keeper/log/config file is not.  Having two gives	 you  a	 way  to  have
       repository specific values that do not propagate.

       For  each  key-value  pair,  the	first instance of a key	found is used.
       You can override	an earlier value  with	a  later  value,  however,  by
       appending an exclamation	point to the value (not	the key):

	   checkout: get!

       If  multiple  instances	of  a  key  value are found with this trailing
       exclamation point, the last such	value found is used.

       The BK_CONFIG environment variable may  contain	a  list	 of  key:value
       pairs separated by semicolons.  For example:

	   BK_CONFIG=key1:value1;key2:value2;key3:value3

       For  each repository, the various sources of configuration data collec-
       tively must specify values for at least the following keys:

	   description:
	   email:

       (See "CONFIG FILE ENTRIES" in bk	help config-etc	for allowed values.)

       You can specify a default config	file to	make  setup  easier  and  more
       consistent for every repository on the system by	creating a template in
       `bk dotbk`/config.template, /etc/BitKeeper/etc/config.template, or  `bk
       bin`/config.template.  If any of	those files exists, bk setup automati-
       cally uses the keys in the first	one found as the  BitKeeper/etc/config
       file.  See bk help setup	for more information.

OPTIONS
       -v  Displays  the location of all config	key-value pairs	in the current
	   configuration.  This	allows you to determine	which config  file  is
	   controlling	each  item  in your configuration.  Items that are not
	   being used because they are preceded	or overridden by other	values
	   are	shown  with  a	leading	 pound sign (`#').  This is useful for
	   debugging your configuration.

EXAMPLES
       Suppose a user is trying	to determine why his keywords  are  not	 being
       expanded	 as desired, even though he has	put it in $BK_CONFIG.  bk con-
       fig -v shows that the his personal config file  value  for  keyword  is
       taking precedence over that in $BK_CONFIG.

	   $ bk	config -v
	   /repos/fred/testrepo/BitKeeper/etc/config:
	   #	autofix:	no
		description:	Fred's Test repository
	   #	keyword:	sccs

	   /home/fred/.bk/config:
		keyword:	rcs!

	   /etc/BitKeeper/etc/config:

	   /usr/local/bitkeeper/config:

	   $BK_CONFIG:
		autofix:	yes!
	   #	keyword:	sccs

       The  output also	shows that the autofix value in	$BK_CONFIG is overrid-
       ing the corresponding value in the repository config file  because  the
       exclamation mark	is appended.

SEE ALSO
       bk-config-etc, bk-config-gui

CATEGORY
       Admin

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