Configuration file - parameter order

Peter Polkinghorne Peter.Polkinghorne at
Fri Feb 12 16:04:04 GMT 1999

I am using 1.9.18p10 under Solaris 2.5.1

One thing I have discovered - not mentioned in documentation or John Blair's 
book - if you specify a parameter multiple times, only the last definition is 
used.  This is a very useful feature.  For example:

# site default
	shared mem size = 204800

# pick up machine specific parameters:
	include = /LOCAL/samba/

Then in say :

# we need extra shared memory
	shared mem size = 409600

Now is this intended?

Is it still true in 2.0.X?

Is it documented?

BTW this is based on simple experiments - so do let me know if untrue or 

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