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plowshare.conf - Configuration file for Plowshare

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plowshare.conf - Configuration file for Plowshare


Plowshare (plowdown, plowup, plowdel, plowlist or plowprobe) uses a configuration file called plowshare.conf for its initial setup. This configuration file is searched for in the following places when plowshare is started:
Instead of specifying long command lines with user's preferences (credentials, network settings or download retry number, ...), it is convenient to make them default.
Note: Usage of configuration file can be disabled using --no-plowsharerc command-line option. There is also --plowsharerc=FILE option to specify an alternate configuration file.


plowshare.conf file uses an INI-style format. It is composed of six sections which may be present in any order. Each section may contain lines of the form:
    token = value
    token = value
    token = value
    token = value
    token = value
    token = value
# this is a comment
Sections are unordered.
Blank lines or lines beginning with a hash character ('#') are treated as comments and ignored.
Whitespace before and after a token or value is ignored (although a value can contain whitespace within).
Double quoting value is optional. Use them to preserve leading and trailing whitespace.
Valid tokens are always lowercase. Names are long-option command-line arguments of plowshare. For example: temp-directory for plowdown. For modules options, tokens are prepended by module name and a slash character. For example: rapidgator/auth (short-option are also possible here).
For values, no backslash interpretation is made. "\t" is a regular string with two characters, it is not a tab character.
Options in general section prevail over Plow* section. Options given on the command line prevail over configuration file options.


### Plowshare configuration file
[General] interface = eth1 rapidshare/a = matt:4deadbeef rapidgator/a = "matt:4 dead beef " antigate=bc427381269d702eccc509b8849e5b0d
[Plowdown] timeout=3600 no-overwrite=1
[Plowup] max-retries=2 printf=Download URL: %u%nDelete URL: %d%n uploadmemodule/auth-free =! uploadmemodule/folder = incoming
[Plowlist] verbose = 3


Plowshare was initially written by Arnau Sanchez. See the AUTHORS file for a list of some of the many other contributors.
Plowshare is (C) 2010-2016 The Plowshare Team


plowdown(1), plowup(1), plowdel(1), plowlist(1), plowprobe(1), plowmod(1).
March 24, 2016 GPL