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the docs for
incorrectly state that if a file path is given, a unix socket at that
location will be used.
syncthing supports serving the gui and api over a unix socket. this can be configured via an cli or environment override. this commit corrects the documentation on this to match the way that syncthing behaves.
the gui-address cli option needs an url like “unix://” to listen
on unix sockets. if an (absolute) path is specified, the cli override is
ignored and the gui.address from the config file is used. I think this
was done because syncthing supports https (http over tls) over unix,
and there needed to be a way to enable that. in the config file there
is an attribute
tls on the
gui element. on the cli this is encoded
in the url scheme: “unixs” and “https” for tls, “unix” and “http” for