Isn't this how *.loc.sample files already work? If there is
no pre-existing *.loc file, the *.loc.sample file is copied
to become the initial *.loc file which the local Galaxy
administrator can update/fill in as needed.

Peter

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 9:39 PM, Dooley, Damion <damion.doo...@bccdc.ca> wrote:
> Hey folks!  I'm trying to revise a tool that allows the user to select from 
> an extendable list of template files for generating blast report output.  The 
> idea is that if some reporting needs aren't covered by a generic template, 
> then they can develop their own template which can then show up on the list.  
> And, wanting this to work with a tool that is versioned in the toolshed!
>
> So:
> 1) is there a way to include a .loc.sample in the tool that gets uploaded, 
> and then can be manually revised over time?  A .loc file that subsequent 
> versions of the tool would reuse (instead of using their own minimal one that 
> comes with toolshed install)?
>
> I can simply have the default template in the tools code folder, since it is 
> apt to be upgraded over time.  Custom reports would have their own absolute 
> file paths defined in the .loc file.
>
> Thanks for your input!
>
> Damion
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