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Config files to load are set using the
-c flag on command line. If no flag is
given, a beat and OS-specific default file path will be assumed.
You can specify multiple configuration files by repeating the
-c flag. You can
use this, for example, for setting defaults in a base configuration file, and
overwrite settings via local configuration files.
In addition to overwriting settings using multiple configuration files,
individual settings can be overwritten using