[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Wed May 21 23:11:52 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:

> Florian Diesch wrote:
>> I just don't know *any* GUI config tools that supports this things.
>> And that's just the basics, with text file based configs you easily
>> get versioning, template or rule based generation, automatic
>> distribution, ...
> Nobody, at any point in this thread, has argued against "text file based
> configs".  I've argued against editing them with a text editor 

So it's fine to edit them as long as I don't use an editor?

> - and you don't get _any_ of those benefits using vi.

The nice thing about text files is that there are so many tools to
work with them. Shouldn't be much of a problem to integrate them in a
modern vi clone like vim.

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