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What is the precedence for identical stanzas within a single conf file? Is this a valid configuration?

mlorch
Path Finder

Hi,

I'm facing the situation that there is the identical stanza twice within a single conf file.
E.g.
authorize.conf

[role_admin]
srchIndexesDefault = main

[role_admin]
srchIndexesDefault = _internal

I know the documentation for Attribute precedence within a single props.conf file, but this only describes the precedence defined by ASCII order. Not if the stanza is identical.

Verifying the configuration with btool, I get that the last listed entry rules. Which makes sense.

So my question is: Is this a valid configuration (despite the fact that this should be avoided)?

Thanks and best regards,
Max.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If it wasn't valid, btool would have flagged it. As you say, this situation should be avoided.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If it wasn't valid, btool would have flagged it. As you say, this situation should be avoided.

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mlorch
Path Finder

Thanks. That's what I expected.

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