This property must be set from the command line with one of the options --Ice.Config, --Ice.Config=1, or --Ice.Config=config_file.

If the Ice.Config property is empty or set to 1, or not set at all, the Ice run time examines the contents of the ICE_CONFIG environment variable to retrieve the path names of one or more configuration files. Otherwise, Ice.Config must be set to the path names of one or more configuration files, separated by commas (path names can be relative or absolute). Property values are read from each of the configuration files listed.

In Java, Ice first attempts to open a configuration file as a class loader resource. If that attempt fails, Ice opens the configuration file in the local file system.

Configuration files use a simple syntax consisting of name=value pairs with support for comments and escaping.

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