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Re: build vs install

On Tue 09 Apr 2019 at 20:25:20 (+0100), Brad Rogers wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 14:58:22 -0400 Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >OK - good to know.  Somehow I'd got the impression that systemd was
> >moving to a windows registry type thing for config data instead of
> I've no idea about that.  I don't think systemd is really relevant to
> the topic under discussion here, though.
> >keeping it in plain text files.
> For some years now, Grub (well, Grub2) has used a binary format for
> configs.

Really, which ones? I can't find any.

> Lilo has for done so for even longer, of course.  Mozilla
> stores much of its application and config data in SQlite databases, as do
> other organisations.  Ever more things are making use of XML in a
> similar way.  Obviously, that's still human readable(1).
> (1)  Well, that is to say, humans can view it in a text editor rather
> than a binary file viewer/editor.  Whether the content makes any sense to
> the reader is another matter entirely, of course.   :-)