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Old 18th May 2021
J65nko J65nko is offline
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Default Automating the "vi /etc/httpd.conf", httpd -n, rcctl restart httpd" treadmill

According to Larry Wall, one of the virtues of a programmer is lazyness.
I think this also applies to a website administrator. So to avoid repetitive typing while editing, checking httpd.conf(5) and restarting the webserver I wrote the following simple script:

Code:
 #!/bin/sh

DAEMON=httpd

while true ; do 
   vi "/etc/${DAEMON}.conf"
   ${DAEMON} -n && rcctl restart ${DAEMON}
   printf "Press <CNTRL-C to stop, any other key to re-edit /etc/${DAEMON}.conf : " ; read A
done
In action:
Code:
root@nedrag[~]./ehttpd.sh   
/etc/httpd.conf:33: syntax error
/etc/httpd.conf:37: syntax error
Press <CNTRL-C to stop, any other key to re-edit /etc/httpd.conf : 
configuration OK
httpd(ok)
httpd(ok)
Press <CNTRL-C to stop, any other key to re-edit /etc/httpd.conf : ^C
root@nedrag[~]
By changing DAEMON=relayd and renaming to erelayd.sh you can also use it for relayd(8)

The script could be extended or generalized to edit other configuration files, but you already guessed it: I am too lazy for that
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