The file contains a sequence of shell glob patterns, one per line. The position of a record in the order is the point at which its name first matches a pattern.
Patterns may not contain whitespace, slashes or initial dots or tildes. Blank lines and lines beginning with a '#' are ignored.
Resolvconf update scripts in /etc/resolvconf/update.d/ that consult this file include the current default versions of dnsmasq, pdnsd and libc. (Actually they don't read the file directly; they call the utility program /lib/resolvconf/list-records which lists records in the specified order and omits the names of empty records.)
# /etc/resolvconf/interface-order # Use nameservers on the loopback interface first. lo* # Next use records for Ethernet interfaces eth* # Next use records for Wi-Fi interfaces wlan* # Next use records for PPP interfaces ppp* # Last use other interfaces *