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Old 01-22-2004, 02:02 AM   #1
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script edit file..

after finished installed redhat linux, i got a script that clean some stuff that i dont' want , what i want it's some command that automatic change grub.conf

timeout=30 to 0, so i don't have to manual do it when i setup a lots machine on my network..

here's my grub file...

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
timeout=30 ------------------------------------->> change to 0
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

thank you
Old 01-22-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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Here's a script that should do the job for you. I've tested it some, but don't blame me if anything goes wrong. You'll obviously need perms to edit /etc/grub.conf, but other than that, this should work right off the bat.

#Grub append script
cat /etc/grub.conf | while read cur_line
if [[ $cur_line = "timeout=30" ]] ; then
echo "timeout=0" >> /tmp/grub-copy.conf
echo $cur_line >> /tmp/grub-copy.conf

mv /tmp/grub-copy.conf /etc/grub.conf
Old 01-22-2004, 12:42 PM   #3
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thanks it work's...
Old 01-22-2004, 12:57 PM   #4
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could you please explain a little about you script..
the part i dont' understand it's that
echo "timeout=0" >> /tmp/grub-copy.conf
i thought it would be on the top when "timeout=0" echo to /tmp/grub-copy.conf but it's not ???

Old 01-22-2004, 05:50 PM   #5
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Basically what it's doing is reading each line of /etc/grub.conf and appending that line to a file called /tmp/grub-copy.conf. When it reads the line "timeout=30" it stops appending the read lines and instead appends "timeout=0". Then it continues appending read lines.

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