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Old 10-27-2011, 06:59 AM   #1
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non gui administration tool for linux?

Hi, I'm looking for a text interface tool to perform administration tasks, like managing users and cron jobs. Something similar to SAM in hp-ux. Thanks.
Old 10-27-2011, 07:16 AM   #2
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You should use the terminal (Command Line Interface).
It also helps even when you're at a remote location. You can use any SSH client to access your server.
For all linux systems, command line is the best, most powerful way to manage/administer stuff.
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Alot of text-based installers for many distro's are written in bash and simply use dialog to display option menu's. Take a look at how they are written, they are pretty straight forward, and you can easily modify parts of them to create an administration tool (similar to slackware's pkgtool).

If your willing to make your own, you can always find out exactly what you need to do, and then create a wrapper using dialog for any specific commands that have to be run often.
Heres a start (old article, but still very relevant)
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