Langue: en

Version: 20th May, 2003 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 5 (Format de fichier)


apt-spy.conf - configuration file for apt-spy(8)


apt-spy.conf is the configuration file for apt-spy(8). It consists of a series of area labels, followed by a list of countries belonging to that label. Whitespace is ignored.

Comments may be added anywhere, and begin with the hash ('#') character. Once a hash character is encountered, the rest of the line is ignored.

A label consists of any alphanumeric characters, and ends with a colon character (':'). The label must be on a line by itself (excluding comments).

Following a label are a list of country codes (one per line) of countries belonging to that label.

Each country has a unique two-letter country code corresponding to its top level domain identifier. This is the same as the ISO3166 code. You can find the country code for a specific country either by looking at /var/lib/apt-spy/mirrors.txt, or by looking at the commented examples in the default apt-spy.conf.

Labels cannot exist within labels. The end of a label section is signaled by the start of a new one, or by the end of file.

Any valid label existing in apt-spy.conf can be specified to apt-spy using the '-a' option. apt-spy will then proceed to benchmark the mirrors in the list of countries associated with that label.


This is an example of a valid apt-spy.conf file:
                 GB      # United Kingdom
                 US      # United States

There is a default configuration file included with apt-spy. For further examples, and for a list of valid country codes, please refer to this.


apt-spy(8), apt(8), sources.list(5)