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Added docs on what an example ``.boto`` file should look like. #1411

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The docs didn't have any information on what the Boto config files should look like. It took source-diving boto/pyami/ to determine the correct format. This adds an example, so others can more easily configure their credentials.

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  1. +10 −3 docs/source/boto_config_tut.rst
13 docs/source/boto_config_tut.rst
@@ -33,6 +33,13 @@ methods of that object. In addition, the boto
:py:class:`Config <boto.pyami.config.Config>` class defines additional
methods that are described on the PyamiConfigMethods page.
+An example ``~/.boto`` file should look like::
+ [Credentials]
+ aws_access_key_id = <your_access_key_here>
+ aws_secret_access_key = <your_secret_key_here>
@@ -148,7 +155,7 @@ This section is also used for specifying endpoints for non-AWS services such as
Eucalyptus and Walrus.
:eucalyptus_host: Select a default endpoint host for eucalyptus
-:walrus_host: Select a default host for Walrus
+:walrus_host: Select a default host for Walrus
For example::
@@ -249,7 +256,7 @@ For example::
emr_version = 2009-03-31
emr_region_name = us-east-1
emr_region_endpoint =
@@ -318,7 +325,7 @@ Example::
The DB section is used to configure access to databases through the
-:func:`boto.sdb.db.manager.get_manager` function.
+:func:`boto.sdb.db.manager.get_manager` function.
:db_type: Type of the database. Current allowed values are `SimpleDB` and
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