feature request

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Mar 22 15:05:18 GMT 2005

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Martin Sapsed wrote:

> Julian Field wrote:
>> Craig White wrote:
>>> If there's a way that I'm missing - then please correct me, but
>>> otherwise, please consider this as a feature request...
>>> - filename.rules.conf
>>> instead of editing this file directly (and having to move it - make
>>> corrections in new file from updates), having a file like
>>> filename.rules.local.conf that op could put his own rules
>>> possibly the same thinking for filetype.rules.conf but I haven't edited
>>> that file - maybe others that I haven't considered.
>> I don't understand why you can't just edit the sample filename/type
>> files I provide. They are only samples, I (possibly in vain) hope that
>> people will edit these files to suit their local requirements.
> Surely the other crucial thing about filename.rules is that the order of
> the rules is important, and some people comment out some of Julian's
> defaults. Trying to achieve those 2 things with 2 separate files would
> be well hard methinks?
Precisely. Also, if I choose to change my recommended/sample rules, and
these get automatically imported into your setup, you will be changing
your usage rules without even knowing it. Sounds very dangerous to me.

If I add a load to the file, it will be mentioned in the Change Log for
that distribution. I would consult that and compare rules when you see
that I have changed it significantly.

Julian Field
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