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I can't understand why in the file /etc/samba/smb.conf leading spaces are used in parameter names, while in man smb.conf stated "Leading, trailing and internal whitespace in section and parameter names is irrelevant."

For example, default settings:

[printers]
   comment = All Printers
   browseable = no

Three spaces before the word "comment"

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This is done for readability, just like whitespace is used in programming languages like C: you can immediately see that the comment belongs to the section printers.

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Thanks. I am, it turns out, incorrectly translated the word irrelevant, and thought that Leading, trailing and internal whitespace are prohibited =) –  Alex Bomb Jun 19 '12 at 9:21

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