As a learner, I tend toward parroting what is put in front of me.
Consequently, I write flag lines with zeros and never wondered whether that
number can be replaced with anything else. I've seen examples on various PM
tutorial sites which use other integers
but don't explain them. What other numbers can be used in flag lines and what
do they signify? (Notably, David's mention of unasterisked conditions refers
to something I hadn't known: I thought all conditions have to begin with an
On Friday 04 July 2003 01:21 pm, David W. Tamkin wrote:
Spaces on the flag line -- except in the middle of the name of an
explicit local lockfile -- are strictly arbitrary. Type it the way you
think looks prettier to you.
You could even put a space between the opening colon and the (usually
zero) number of unasterisked conditions, but AFAIK nobody does.
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