Subject: Re: proplib(3) in i386 bootstrap
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: SODA Noriyuki <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/11/2007 00:35:05
>>>>> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 10:26:15 -0500 (EST),
      der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> said:

>>>> I don't think proplib syntax is suitable for configuration files
>>>> which will be directly edited by our users.
>>> Then we can provide a utility that goes kind of
>>> "bootconf -w <property>=<value>" and shut you up.

>> What I suggested is to use same parser for the boot prompt and the
>> configuration file.

>> How do you run your "bootconf" utility at the boot prompt?

> The same way you would run a text editor to edit your preferred
> configuration file.

I think you are missing point.
What we are talking here is the command syntax of the NetBSD boot loader.
We cannot run any text editor, as well as the "bootconf" utility at
the boot prompt.