[systemd-devel] systemctl edit TODO item

Daniele Nicolodi daniele at grinta.net
Wed Mar 18 05:39:21 PDT 2015

On 18/03/15 10:09, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 12:13:39PM +0100, Ronny Chevalier wrote:
>> Hi,
>> About the TODO item of systemctl edit:
>> "Upon editor exit, lines with one # are removed, lines with two # are
>> left with one #, etc."
>> I don't really agree, because if you have some comments in your
>> drop-in file, you will have to remember every time you edit it to
>> prepend one # to each one of your comments if you don't want them to
>> be removed.
> The idea was to prepend all existing comments with an extra hash.
> Then lines with a single hash can be used without conflicting with
> existing comments and the old comments can be restored exactly to their
> previous form after editing is done.

Wouldn't it be easy to prefix the lines to remove with something else
than a hash or anything else that can be valid content for the file that
is being edited, or that generally is much less likely to be present in
the original file?

For example mercurial uses the "HG: " prefix for lines that are removed
from the commit message template file.


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