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Re: [augeas-devel] Feature request: apply a given lense to a given file.

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:07:31AM -0800, Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:56:18AM -0800, David Lutterkort wrote:
> > > It would be nice if I could tell augtool/the API (well, puppet
> > > really, but that'd come later) something to the effect of "apply
> > > this lense here to that file there; don't bother parsing
> > > anything else".  Saves the trouble of producing another
> > > essentially identical lense.
> > 
> > If it's good enough for general use, it should become an official
> > lens.
> FWIW, The other purpose I was thinking of is rather Puppet-specific,
> which is being able to use Augeas to do things like add an arbitrary
> line to the end of a file by having a lens that just sees files
> as "trees" of their lines.

As a specific example of this, adding lines to logcheck ignore
files, and ssh authorized_keys files.  In both cases, there is no
structure to them at all.  I just want to use augeas as a better
sed, really, for automated file management.  I wouldn't expect
augeas to find everybody's authorized_keys files in the /files tree
unless I had specifically pointed one out.


They say:  "The first AIs will be built by the military as weapons."
And I'm thinking:  "Does it even occur to you to try for something
other than the default outcome?" -- http://shorl.com/tydruhedufogre
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