I am trying to template the whole Monero config file. I can't figure out what the default of different variables are. From my understanding there are three different types of defaults, for example:

  • detach
  • pidfile arg
  • max-concurrency arg (=0)

The first one seems like a flag, where 0 is false and 1 is true.

The second and third contain arg, which means you can provide an argument I guess. The third provides an default for that.

Now my question is, how do I specify the default value for variables that have no default listed in the documentation? Do I have to just not put it in the config at all, or can I set the value to 0 or -1?

I found a different post that does not fully answer my question but is maybe related.

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For Monero config variables without defaults, explicitly assign a non-zero value or valid argument during setup to avoid potential issues.

  • Thanks, but I specifically want the fallback default, as if the variable is not set in the config, to handle unset template variables. Feb 26 at 15:33

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