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Clarify documentation on configuration overrides, specifically the portion about list syntax.

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Dan Helfman 1 year ago
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      NEWS
  2. 17
      docs/how-to/make-per-application-backups.md
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      setup.py

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NEWS

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1.5.10.dev0
* Clarify documentation on configuration overrides, specifically the portion about list syntax:
http://localhost:8080/docs/how-to/make-per-application-backups/#configuration-overrides
1.5.9
* #300: Add "borgmatic export-tar" action to export an archive to a tar-formatted file or stream.
* #339: Fix for intermittent timing-related test failure of logging function.

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docs/how-to/make-per-application-backups.md

@ -129,12 +129,12 @@ Whatever the reason, you can override borgmatic configuration options at the
command-line via the `--override` flag. Here's an example:
```bash
borgmatic create --override location.remote_path=borg1
borgmatic create --override location.remote_path=/usr/local/bin/borg1
```
What this does is load your configuration files, and for each one, disregard
the configured value for the `remote_path` option in the `location` section,
and use the value of `borg1` instead.
and use the value of `/usr/local/bin/borg1` instead.
Note that the value is parsed as an actual YAML string, so you can even set
list values by using brackets. For instance:
@ -143,9 +143,22 @@ list values by using brackets. For instance:
borgmatic create --override location.repositories=[test1.borg,test2.borg]
```
Or even a single list element:
```bash
borgmatic create --override location.repositories=[/root/test1.borg]
```
There is not currently a way to override a single element of a list without
replacing the whole list.
Note that if you override an option of the list type (like
`location.repositories`), you do need to use the `[ ]` list syntax. See the
[configuration
reference](https://torsion.org/borgmatic/docs/reference/configuration/) for
which options are list types. (YAML list values look like `- this` with an
indentation and a leading dash.)
Be sure to quote your overrides if they contain spaces or other characters
that your shell may interpret.

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setup.py

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from setuptools import find_packages, setup
VERSION = '1.5.9'
VERSION = '1.5.10.dev0'
setup(

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