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3.2.1 Plain text databases

A simplest database is a plain text file, with lines representing records. Empty lines and lines beginning with `#' (comments) sign are ignored. A record consists of fields, separated by colons (`:', ASCII 58). If `:' character occurs as a part of a field, it must be escaped by a single backslash character (`\\', ASCII 92). Each record must contain at least two and no more than four fields:

  1. SMTP `AUTHID'.
  2. SMTP password.
  3. Account name.
  4. Pathname of the user configuration file.

URL syntax

The URL syntax for this type of databases is quite simple:

 
text:path

where path specifies absolute file name of the database file.


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