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Old 11-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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can I customize any .conf file


can I customize any .conf file by my own line or is it predefined by system ?
 
Old 11-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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short answer: yes with an if
long answer: no with a but

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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Could you be less cryptic when replying to new users please?
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #4
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It depends, which .conf file you want to customize. But as far as I can understand, you're perhaps asking about your profile files i.e. .bashrc or .cshrc etc, for customization of your working enviornment & to set your own defined variables.. ain't you?
 
Old 11-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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bubai, .conf files are usually plain text files so it is possible to edit them with any text editor.
but whether one should or not depends on which config file and what the outcome one is expecting.

can you please provide a specific example and maybe we can provide better assistance. i have in the past made alterations to grub.conf , httpd.conf , sshd.conf , ... eventhough they are automatically generated, doing something like manually disabling root login is usually preferble.

unspawn: i'll remember to check post count before making a sarcastic reply.

thanks,
 
Old 11-07-2012, 04:03 AM   #6
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At the very least, make a backup copy before you start.
 
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