[tor-talk] Tor is out

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Tue Dec 20 20:37:54 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM, Jim <jimmymac at copper.net> wrote:
> Roger Dingledine wrote:
>>   o Minor features (new/different config options):
> [snip]
>>     - Slightly change behavior of "list" options (that is, config
>>       options that can appear more than once) when they appear both in
>>       torrc and on the command line. Previously, the command-line options
>>       would be appended to the ones from torrc. Now, the command-line
>>       options override the torrc options entirely. This new behavior
>>       allows the user to override list options (like exit policies and
>>       ports to listen on) from the command line, rather than simply
>>       appending to the list.
>>     - You can get the old (appending) command-line behavior for "list"
>>       options by prefixing the option name with a "+".
>>     - You can remove all the values for a "list" option from the command
>>       line without adding any new ones by prefixing the option name
>>       with a "/".
> Just a thought for your consideration ...
> I am wondering if this follows the principle of least surprise, at
> least with regard to logging.

I've added this as #4572 at
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4752 ; more thinking
is needed about the best solution.


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