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1. The "Files update" pane

This log window is presented at the bottom of the main linuxconf window. In treemenu mode. In GUI mode (non treemenu), the log is presented as a floating window.

The window presents a line for each file modified by Linuxconf during a session. The file is presented with its modification time. The window scrolls as more files are updated.

1.1 Operation in GUI mode

The log window may be presented either from the menu bar or from the status/logs/file updates history. Even if the log window is not visible, file updates are still recorded, so you can open and close the window during a session as needed.

1.2 Operation in text and HTML mode

The text and HTML interface do one thing at a time. In general, you will visit this window as needed. You can have it lying around as you can in GUI mode. The capabilities are the same though.

1.3 Operations on files

The window presents updated files. If you select a file, you get a popup menu. Here are the options:

Show updates history

Everytime Linuxconf modifies a configuration file, it copies the current file (before modifying it) in the archive (/etc/linuxconf/archive). If the RCS system is installed (installed by default on most distributions), Linuxconf uses it to keep all versions of the configuration file.

When you select a file, you are presented with the list of all versions available in the arvhive. You have the version number and the archive date.

You can pick one revision and do the following operations:

Show differences

This presents the differences between the last version in the archive and the current version of the file.

Extract last version

This overwrites the current version with the last version in the archive. This can be seen as a quick undo. If you have made several modifications and want to retrieve an older copy, check the "Show updates history".

Edit the file

This lets you edit (with a builtin text editor) the current version of the configuration file.

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