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Re: linux registry (no, not that again!)



On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 17:56, Neal D. Becker wrote:
> Neal D. Becker wrote:
> 
> > Yes, here's the linux registry topic again.  This project looks
> > interesting. Any comments?
> > 
> > http://registry.sourceforge.net/
> > 
> > 
> 
> One motivation that I didn't hear anyone mention:
> 
> It is difficult to add entries/edit a flat file.
^^^Bingo !!! Somebody else hits the nail on the head 

Hence the need for "A COMMON API FOR MANIPULATING TEXT IN FLAT FILES"

I've written a utility in plain'Ol C.  Its got two functions for reading
and writing flat file config files and a utility that uses them. I'm not
suggesting this become a standard, but something like it should exist in
the core libs??

This is the same type of code I see done over and over again because its
missing from the core API for Unix.


My util....
********
[root localhost onsight-utils]# readwriteconfig
 
readwriteconfig -r filename variable
readwriteconfig -w filename variable=value
 
Examples:
    readwriteconfig -w /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-eth0 IPADDR=192.168.1.113
 
Writing will return a single character A=appended C=Changed N=File to large.
Reading will return the variables value only or nothing if the string is not found
 
[root localhost onsight-utils]#




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