LXC.CONF(5)                                                      LXC.CONF(5)

NAME         top

       lxc.conf - Configuration files for LXC.

DESCRIPTION         top

       LXC configuration is split in two parts. Container configuration and
       system configuration.

       The container configuration is held in the config stored in the
       container's directory.

       A basic configuration is generated at container creation time with
       the default's recommended for the chosen template as well as extra
       default keys coming from the default.conf file.

       That default.conf file is either located at
       /usr/local/etc/lxc/default.conf or for unprivileged containers at

       Details about the syntax of this file can be found in:

       The system configuration is located at /usr/local/etc/lxc/lxc.conf or
       ~/.config/lxc/lxc.conf for unprivileged containers.

       This configuration file is used to set values such as default lookup
       paths and storage backend settings for LXC.

       Details about the syntax of this file can be found in:

SEE ALSO         top

       lxc(1), lxc.container.conf(5), lxc.system.conf(5), lxc-usernet(5)

AUTHOR         top

       Stéphane Graber <>

COLOPHON         top

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                                 2017-03-13                      LXC.CONF(5)