Commit 451bbdaa authored by Anthony G. Basile's avatar Anthony G. Basile

man/udev.xml: remove repeated section, gentoo bug #619434

Signed-off-by: 's avatarAnthony G. Basile <>
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<refsect1><title>Hardware Database Files</title>
<para>The hwdb files are read from the files located in the
system hwdb directory <filename>/lib/udev/hwdb.d</filename>,
the volatile runtime directory <filename>/run/udev/hwdb.d</filename>
and the local administration directory <filename>/etc/udev/hwdb.d</filename>.
All hwdb files are collectively sorted and processed in lexical order,
regardless of the directories in which they live. However, files with
identical filenames replace each other. Files in <filename>/etc</filename>
have the highest priority, files in <filename>/run</filename> take precedence
over files with the same name in <filename>/lib</filename>. This can be
used to override an hwdb file with a local file if needed;
a symlink in <filename>/etc</filename> with the same name as a hwdb file in
<filename>/lib</filename>, pointing to <filename>/dev/null</filename>,
disables the hwdb file entirely. hwdb files must have the extension
<filename>.hwdb</filename>; other extensions are ignored.</para>
<para>The hwdb file contains data records consisting of matches and
associated key-value pairs. Every record in the hwdb starts with one or
more match string, specifying a shell glob to compare the database
lookup string against. Multiple match lines are specified in additional
consecutive lines. Every match line is compared indivdually, they are
combined by OR. Every match line must start at the first character of
the line.</para>
<para>The match lines are followed by one or more key-value pair lines, which
are recognized by a leading space character. The key name and value are separated
by <literal>=</literal>. An empty line signifies the end
of a record. Lines beginning with <literal>#</literal> are ignored.</para>
<para>The content of all hwdb files is read by
and compiled to a binary database located at <filename>/etc/udev/hwdb.bin</filename>.
During runtime only the binary database is used.</para>
<refsect1><title>Hardware Database Files</title>
<para>The hwdb files are read from the files located in the
system hwdb directory <filename>/usr/lib/udev/hwdb.d</filename>,
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