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2.6.2 Other Buildslave Configuration

This represents the encoding that buildbot should use when converting unicode commandline arguments into byte strings in order to pass to the operating system when spawning new processes.

The default value is what python's sys.getfilesystemencoding() returns, which on Windows is 'mbcs', on Mac OSX is 'utf-8', and on Unix depends on your locale settings.

If you need a different encoding, this can be changed in your build slave's buildbot.tac file by adding a unicode_encoding argument to BuildSlave:

          s = BuildSlave(buildmaster_host, port, slavename, passwd, basedir,
                         keepalive, usepty, umask=umask, maxdelay=maxdelay,