On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Avi Alkalay wrote:
Yeah, thats because Elektra main goal is not to help sysadmins, but
unrelated programs to colaborate automaticaly. this way, helping the
sysadmin is an inevitable consequence.
It seems to me configuration data in an Elektra like format DOES help
sysadmins with managing system configuration even without fancy
applications. The sysadmin just needs to begin treating
configuration data as a series of "command directives" instead big bang
application/subsystem file edits.
With the right type of command line viewer / editor
read-ability of raw config actually improves IMO.
use-host-decl-names = on
options/log-servers = 10.202.46.2
hosts/ws001/fixed-address = 192.168.0.1
hosts/ws001/default-lease-time = 10000
hosts/ws001/filename = /lts/vmlinuz-2.4.26-ltsp-1
hosts/ws001/hw = ethernet:00:11:22:33:44:55
edit -format (ini,xml,text etc...) /dhcp/sw/dhcpd/subnets/10.202.46.0-24/
vi/emacs etc.. starts up with the the above information in the specified
format (xml, ini, plain text) and the admin may now change values, add new
hosts, options etc... as though it was a file.
The above functionality would just as easily be accessible via the
command prompt with the right -switches.