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I decided to use the conf file rather than the webui today for a little bit more security. But, when I enter my info into the file, btsync will not start. I get the following error:

Error while parsing config file: Unexpected end of config file (are you missing '}') ?

Here is my conf file:


{
"device_name": "Linux Server",
"listening_port" : 0,
"storage_path" : "/bin/.sync",
// "pid_file" : "/var/run/syncapp/syncapp.pid",
"check_for_updates" : true,
"use_upnp" : true,
"download_limit" : 0,
"upload_limit" : 0,

"shared_folders" :
[
{
// use /bin/btsync --generate-secret in command line to create new secret
"secret" : "SECRETKEY",
"dir" : "/home/folder1",
"use_relay_server" : true,
"use_tracker" : true,
"use_dht" : false,
"search_lan" : true,
"use_sync_trash" : false,
"known_hosts" :
[
"192.168.1.2:44444",
"myhost.com:6881"
]
}
{
"secret" : "SECRETKEY",
"dir" : "/home/folder2",
"use_relay_server" : true,
"use_tracker" : true,
"use_dht" : false,
"search_lan" : true,
"use_sync_trash" : false,
"known_hosts" :
[
"192.168.1.2:44444",
"myhost.com:6881"
]
}
{
"secret" : "SECRETKEY",
"dir" : "/home/folder3",
"use_relay_server" : true,
"use_tracker" : true,
"use_dht" : false,
"search_lan" : true,
"use_sync_trash" : false,
"known_hosts" :
[
"192.168.1.2:44444",
"myhost.com:6881"
]
}
]
}

Any ideas as to what is not right?

Eddie

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Any idea where I would put that?

This conf file works:


"device_name": "Linux Server",
"listening_port" : 0,
"storage_path" : "/bin/.sync",
// "pid_file" : "/var/run/syncapp/syncapp.pid",
"check_for_updates" : true,
"use_upnp" : true,
"download_limit" : 0,
"upload_limit" : 0,

"shared_folders" :
[
{
// use /bin/btsync --generate-secret in command line to create new secret
"secret" : "SECRETKEY",
"dir" : "/home/folder1",
"use_relay_server" : true,
"use_tracker" : true,
"use_dht" : false,
"search_lan" : true,
"use_sync_trash" : false,
"known_hosts" :
[
"192.168.1.2:44444",
"myhost.com:6881"
]
}
]
}

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Actually, I'd suggest some of the hacks below to make it work a bit more like a proper configuration file format (rather than whatever json is).

So there's commas at the start of every line so you can c&p or comment out any line you like without breaking the format.

The "shared_folders" sections are completely independent. so you just repeat the section if you have another share or comment out if you want to remove one.

The webui bit is on a single line so it's easy to comment out with the "/*" at the end of the line to work around the problem that the webui turns itself off when there's a share in the file.

There's not much I can do about the "line noise" like collection of special characters that are required though.

Wishlist request: Use simple format that's nowhere near as easy to get wrong!


{ "device_name": "My Test Host"

,"listening_port" : 12345
,"storage_path" : "/home/btsync/syncstate"
,"check_for_updates" : false
,"use_upnp" : false
,"download_limit" : 0
,"upload_limit" : 0

// , "webui" : { "listen" : "0.0.0.0:8888", "login" : "admin", "password" : "Pa55w0rD" } /*

,"shared_folders" :[{
"secret" : "R27WAH4LQCGDFOGS7NLQYLQPXW5TRCW5"
,"dir" : "/home/btsync/cats"
,"use_relay_server" : false
,"use_tracker" : true
,"use_dht" : true
,"search_lan" : true
,"use_sync_trash" : true
}]

,"shared_folders" :[{
"secret" : "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
,"dir" : "/home/btsync/zero"
,"use_relay_server" : false
,"use_tracker" : true
,"use_dht" : true
,"search_lan" : true
,"use_sync_trash" : false
}]

// End of WEBUI comment */

// ,"lan_use_tcp" : true

/*
,"shared_folders" :[{
"secret" : "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
,"dir" : "/home/btsync/zero"
,"use_relay_server" : false
,"use_tracker" : true
,"use_dht" : true
,"search_lan" : true
,"use_sync_trash" : false
}]
*/

}

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