SysView is a Java application to help Linux System Administrators "see"
Linux Configuration Files, directories and kernel parameters.
A Linux System Administrator must have apriori knowledge of all aspects that need
administration/configuration. This is not a trivial undertaking.
Even if the Administrator has adequate knowledge, that person has to manually
navigate through the directory structure and browse the relevant files.
SysView will help in both knowledge and navigation
of Linux System Administration related configuration files.
SysView will be bundled with a configuration file that will contain
information about several other configuration files.
SysView will also have the capability to search for configuration files
with standard names in standard directories for such files.
SysView will have a Graphical User Interface to allow for
convenient navigation and viewing of the configuration files.
The initial form of SysView needs a hand crafted configuration file.
Maintenance of such a file by a small group of developers
is not scalable with respect to the ever increasing
number of open source applications.
To solve this problem, during application/module installation,
the module "registers" itself in the appropriate category with SysView.
This enables applications to self classify them in the SysView configuration file
and makes the task of maintaining the SysView configuration file scalable
I am currently not envisioning SysView to take
on the role of system configuration.
Downloads & Documents
It is currently in beta release. I will be releasing SysView at least once a day till end of Aug 2004.
Each release will contain some more configuration files listed and classified.
Screen Shot of SysView
To Do List
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Please email me if you have any trouble related to sysview at
pravindamle AT users.sourceforge.net. I will be happy to help.