chuaukantli at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 16:42:06 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Andrew Kane <googoleyes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Ashley Benton <chuaukantli at gmail.com>
> > I am having trouble to understand how the fact to type something into the
> > terminal change the comportment of the system. An example would be :
> > gconftool -s --type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false .
> > I don't see cat > or anything that would modify the original file but I
> > guessing that's here and I just don't know it. Any place where I could
> > it or read about it to understand it better?
> > Any advices would be appreciated.
> > Thanks
> > Meg
> According to the gconftool man page it "...is the command-line interface
> that enables you to set the values of keys, display the values of
> and install schemas from schema definition files when you install
> application. The GConf preference keys are stored and managed by
> GConf daemon (gconfd-2). These keys are cached in memory, and saved
> disk in XML format when appropriate."
> This suggest to me that gconftool alters the "preferences
> database" which is instantiated in RAM, rather than doing anything to
> the filesystem.
> Further information is here:
> It's over my head, hope it's helpful to you.
Thanks for your explanation now that's making sense. I am checking the link
and will try to understand a little more about it.
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