The system-wide scrollkeeper.conf file is typically installed at
It stores the default OMF paths which are searched by
to update the ScrollKeeper documentation catalog. The paths are held by the
OMF_DIR variable which is assigned to a colon (:) delimited list of paths.
Any user on the system is able to use the
command to generate a ScrollKeeper database at any
path that the user has write permission to.
The user can over-ride the system default OMF_DIR path variable
by setting a shell variable of the same name, OMF_DIR. In this way, a
user can create a document catalog which contains a superset of the system
documentation, or a completely independent set of documents which the
user may be interested in.
Note that most applications will register its documentation at install time,
and unregister it at uninstall time. Thus, a user who keeps their own
personal ScrollKeeper database may need to periodically run
manually (or with cron) to keep their database up-to-date.