= Features/SystemConfigurationShell =
Feature owner(s): Tom Schwaller <tom dot schwaller at web dot de>
The System Configuration Shell System provides an easy to use interactive
command line interface with a standardized syntax to manage your system.
== Detailed description ==
Network Administrators love their very powerful switch/router/firewall/etc. CLI
which can be used for all administrative tasks in a very structured and well
documented way. Compare that to classical Linux System Administration which is
a mix of editing configuration files using different formats and executing
commands & scripts with a heterogeneous syntax. The System Configuration Shell
will provide an interactive command line interface using the python-configshell
framework with a standardized syntax to manage your system. It consists of the
command configsh which starts an interactive shell and can also be used in
shell scripts and the command config for one-shot configuration commands (e.g.
config hostname www.fedoraproject.org
which not only executes hostname
but also changes several configuration files to make the
new hostname permanent).
The System Configuration Shell will facilitate the Linux System administrators
daily work. Since every command is logged (in a verbose mode even showing the
exact system commands and scripts executed), each administrator can decide
him/herself if he/she feels comfortable using standard parts (or local
extensions) the System Configuration Shell. The approach is similar to the
OpenWrt UCI Command Line Utility or the Vyatta vbash but using a different