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Re: best way to express an 'editfiles' idiom?

From: Daniel Pittman
Subject: Re: best way to express an 'editfiles' idiom?
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 13:34:00 +1000
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On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> When I manage configuration files with cfengine, I frequently find
> myself wanting to express the following action with 'editfiles':
>   Make every line matching "^Value" equal to "Value foo"


> The best way I have found to express this, so far, has been:
>     CommentLinesMatching "^UsePrivilegeSeparation.*no"
>     AppendIfNoLineMatching "^UsePrivilegeSeparation" "UsePrivilegeSeparation 
> yes"

Ahem. That should have been:

    AppendIfNoSuchLine "UsePrivilegeSeparation yes"

Serves me right not to check that I had the latest version of the file
before posting.


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