Originally Posted by diskoe
It drives me nuts that a GUI makes changes to files and I don't know what files are being changed.
So don't use the GUI. But even this is far from the truth since most of the changes a user would make to their base system config directory (/etc) with YaST have the paths and actual file names clearly documented alongside either the edit boxes, drop menus, input fields, or help texts. I am in no way advocating that YaST is the bees knees, but let's at least get the information being offered here to contain a little more accuracy. In this case it simply is not true that a user making sysconfig changes to their /etc directory in a YaST session would have difficulty readily seeing what files were being changed.