Whenever some component in Linuxconf tries to update a file, a temporary file is produced and the Update monitor is given control. The operation of the component is suspended until the admin has either accepted or rejected the changes.
The Update monitor is made of a single dialog. It presents the following fields and buttons.
This presents the path of the configuration file being updated.
This presents the path of the temporary file containing the new version of the configuration file.
Clicking on this button lets you edit the temporary file. This lets you either review the file or add some modifications before it is actually commited (replace the official configuration file).
The rest of the dialog presents the differences (using
between the current configuration file and the proposed update.
This hide the update monitor. If an update was pending, it is rejected.
This signals the application to commit the update.
This signals the application to abort the update.