.ddtcrc(5) ddtc script configuration file.


This is the configuration file for ddtc. If it exists, it must be at the top of your home directory ($HOME). This file is optional unless you don't want to use default values.

Lines beginning with a number sign (`#') and empty lines will be ignored. Spaces at the beginning and the end of a line will also be ignored as well as tabulators. If you need spaces at the end or the beginning of a value you can use apostrophes (`"'). An option line starts with it's name followed by a value. An equal sign is optional. A comment starts with the number sign, there can be any number of spaces and/or tab stops in front of the #. Some possible examples:

 # this line is ignored
 option   value
 option = value                               # this is a comment
 option        "value ending with space   "

You have to escape number signs with a backslash (`\') to use it in a value.

Default values are provided into square brackets, they should be suitable for most installations.

You can use the configuration menu from interactive mode to edit it.


base directory, sub-directory of your $HOME unless an absolute path (i.e. beginning with `/') is provided [ddts]
comment string for review, a space character will be added to this string [>>]
regular expression to remove file with clean command [~\$|\.old\$|\.bak\$]
language extension to use when asking for new documents to translate or to review [none]
text editor [sensible-editor]
whether reviews are sent in a special way to prevent updating ddts parts databases or not. [no]

Caution: if set to `yes', the `reply to accept modification' ddts feature doesn't work anymore and the whole language team should use ddtc. Ask your language team coordinator before setting this option.


your email address [first found in $ENV{EMAIL}, $ENV{DEBEMAIL} or none]
the mail address you want the ddts to answer to. This is the address the ddts uses for your identification so you must use this if you need to set mail_out to another value [mail_out]
email address of the server [[email protected]]
mail encoding for mime [8bit]
mail charset for mime [ISO-8859-1 for lack of charset used by ddts]
set to `yes' if you want to be sent a copy of outgoing mail [yes]


Set text colors for clear presentation.

The recognized colors (all of which should be fairly intuitive) are: clear, reset, dark, bold, underline, underscore, blink, reverse, concealed, black, red, green, yellow, blue, magenta, cyan, white, on_black, on_red, on_green, on_yellow, on_blue, on_magenta, on_cyan, and on_white. Case is not significant. Underline and underscore are equivalent, as are clear and reset, so use whichever is the most intuitive to you. The color alone sets the foreground color, and on_color sets the background color.

Note that not all colors are supported by all terminal types, and some terminals may not support any of these sequences. Dark, blink, and concealed in particular are frequently not implemented.

color used for menu title [bold cyan]
color used for the letter to be entered [bold cyan]
color used for the menu item description [cyan]


A ddtc configuration example file can be found at /usr/share/doc/ddtc/ddtcrc.


Nicolas Bertolissio <[email protected]>