[TUHS] A/UX [was Linux is on-topic]
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Thu Aug 13 13:15:01 AEST 2020
On 8/12/20 7:47 PM, Larry McVoy wrote:
> The SMIT I had did*not* show you what files it was editing
My recollection is that smit(ty) did /not/ show you the commands that
would be run /by/ /default/.
That being said, there was a (P)F key you could press prior to
executing, one of the many (P)F keys smit(ty) used, that would show you
the command and all of it's arguments which would be run.
I didn't like /using/ smit(ty) for much. But I did find it /useful/ for
learning things which I didn't know by using the menu a few times and
analyzing the command(s) that it would generate and run.
I think it was a really advanced form of "<bla> command example"
searches that I see people doing on the regular. The BIG advantage is
that you used the menu interface to tweak parameters for your configuration.
smit(ty) also had the added advantage that it could look up possible
values of things to put in the fields for you.
I don't know any seasoned AIX admins that use smit(ty) for their day to
day, week to week, or even month to month activities. Though I think
many of them end up using smit(ty) once every year or two to look at a
particularly obtuse command. Sort of like a contextual aware man page.
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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