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From John Hudak <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: GUI for configuring Apache httpd by editing httpd.conf
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:40:37 GMT
In the 'bad old days' of computing, everything was based on a text file.  It
forces one to really understand what is behind the changes.  I for one do
not subscribe to the 'dumbing down' of operating systems and certain
application via lots of window forms....  If it were easy, any primate could
do it, and thats the point...its not always 'that easy'...nor should it be.

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 8:06 AM, Krist van Besien <
> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Mohammed obaidan <>
> wrote:
> > Since Apache is used on more UNIX machines than Windows machines, it
> > seems that the audience here are Linux users and are willing to edit
> > the file by a text editor without any helping tool.
> I find the fact that apache is configured by editing a simple text
> file one of its biggest advantages. Edits in text files are easily
> versioned. It is easy to roll back changes. It is easy to document. If
> I want something repeated on a different server that someone else
> admins I can jsut write a short message like: "add the folliwing lines
> at the end of httpd.conf". Having to walk someone through a gui is
> really a pain...
> Krist
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