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  • File names can be arbitrary strings of characters with or without suffix, except for repos.conf/gentoo.conf expected by mirrorselect.
  • Comments begin with # (no inline comments).
  • Configuration of each repository is specified in a separate file or section starting with [repository_name]. It is recommended that [repository_name] is the same as the name given in the repo_name file.
  • Attributes are specified in attribute = value format.