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Thinking about how I used to edit text

2023-01-08 23:30:02.588299+01 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Thinking about how I used to edit text files to update DNS and mail, and how those processes could be scripted and abstracted and automated, and now I use web interfaces that obscure the inner workings, or buggy oauth cli scripts, and... We're not moving forward, are we?

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#Comment Re: Thinking about how I used to edit text made: 2023-01-09 01:46:51.98589+01 by: spc476

I've been ranting about "control panels" for years, except for SMIT, the AIX System Maintenance Interface Tool (or something like that). The beautiful thing about SMIT is that just prior to hitting the "Go" button, you can have it show you the script it built to do the voodoo that it do. I've never seen that anywhere else.

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