Re: vi rulzZz..
> u wanna make vi doing what?
> are u sure u know what a console based
> text editor is?
You could have vi display the hints for the configuration option in another buffer (like the way the help works). OK, maybe emacs would be better for this. But yes, I know what a console editor is, I currently use vim-enhanced about 15% of the time I use a computer.
> % % one last question: how can i use
> % % &amp;amp;quot;graphical
> % point-and-click&amp;amp;quot;
> % % configuration tool on my server
> % without
> % % a mouse/X-server???
> % A graphical interface would only
> % one frontend to a really good
> % Tell me you wouldn't like to be able
> % do:
> % # config http add_virtual_host
> % my.domain.com
Of course, I forgot to mention that this would make the tool scriptable, so you could do:
# for i in my yours hers everyone;do
config http add_virtual_host $i.domain.com /var/www/$i.domaim.com;
Wouldn't that be cool?
> i would like to be able to change the
> mtu settings on a windows machine with a
> text editor
C:\>regedit /s mtu.reg
(you use the text editor to create mtu.reg of course)
But then you run into exactly the same problem. Which registry keys do you change? What value do you need to put into the key?
Maybe we could make a backend for you that writes a .reg file for you, and then installs it on the remote machine for you. If you are working locally, it's even easier.
Re: Spaces, the filename frontier...
> Or to better yet improve the
> configuration system, we could have:
> /System Preferences/*.xml
> It's about time we migrate folder
> names to Plain Damn English. If someone
> has a real religious problem with this,
> then they can stick to their little
> server closet ghettos where they belong.
> People who hate spaces in filenames and
> find gobbledygook filenames perfectly
> accetable should be permanently locked
> out of the linux desktop.
Obviously you don't spend a lot of time on a console. Obviously you haven't tried to admin a unix box with a minimal shell (that doesn't complete) from a terminal client that doesn't send back-spaces. I can agree with more descriptive names, but don't make me change case or have to escape spaces. Even die-hard windows people complain about Program Files, My Documents, Documents and Settings etc (I am not prepared any more of those now, when I could type progs, docs and home - which is what I use on windows boxes).
Anyway, the point of the excercise is to prevent you from having to actually edit any of the files by hand (although it should be possible). You would rather be using one of the front-ends, so you wouldn't know if it was /etc (1 second to type) or /System\ Preferences (4 seconds to type), or /system_preferences (2 seconds to type)