Synchronet v3.19b-Win32 (install) has been released (Jan-2022).

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.cnf files

.cnf files are proprietary binary configuration files located in the ctrl directory and node directories and are maintained using the SCFG utility before Synchronet v3.20.


SCFG features an auto-backup system controlled with the SCFG -b# command-line option to specify the backup level. -b5 is the default, providing for 5 backups of each file modified. -b0 disables the auto-backup feature.

.cnf files ending with .0.cnf represent the most recent backup of the .cnf file, .1.cnf the next to most recent backup, etc.

The oldest backup files (e.g. *.5.cnf when the backup level is 5) are automatically removed (deleted).

Individual files

The various .cnf files are:

Development Notes

These files were originally a text-based configuration (*.cfg files in Synchronet version 1) but were converted to binary for efficiency reasons that no longer apply. In version 3.20 of Synchronet, these files were converted to .ini files; see newcfgfiles for details.

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