B.3. Directive Statements
Directive statements provide direction to the gated command language parser about "include" files. An include file is an external file whose contents are parsed into the configuration as if it were part of the original gated.conf file. Include files can contain references to other include files, and these references can be nested up to 10 levels deep.
The two directive statements are:
Unless you have a very complex routing configuration, avoid using include files. In a complex environment, segmenting a large configuration into smaller, more easily understood segments can be helpful, but most gated configurations are very small. One of the great advantages of gated is that it combines the configuration of several different routing protocols into a single file. If that file is small and easy to read, segmenting the file unnecessarily complicates things.
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