Hi, == Abstract RCtool is a small tool which makes/updates rcfiles automatically. There is a rcfile in software each. For example, it is .zshrc in zsh, .emacs in Emacs and so on. Please think about the scene which introduces a new EmacsLisp program into Emacs. You copy a .el file in the directory which is in load-path. You have to write setting in .emacs last. I think that update of .emacs is easy if you introduce it once. However, please imagine a scene upgrading an EmacsLisp program. When the EmacsLisp code is largely modified, and setting did not have compatibility either, a user must modify .emacs by hand one by one. Changing .emacs by hand is boring and error-prone; changing .emacs automatically without any notification is extremely rude. RCtool takes over this troublesome work. RCtool does the following work separately. * RCtool makes the rcfiles based in contents of "the definition script", and modified one part of rcfiles in a backup directory. * RCtool shows the difference between the original and the modified if you need it. * RCtool overwrites with rcfiles last. A user understands which part changed clearly. A developer modifies the definition script and can offer appropriate rcfiles to a user. It is available at http://www.rubyist.net/~rubikitch/computer/rctool/... == What's new === [2005/11/15] 1.1.0 released New methodology to incorporate RCtool. === Download / Untar Please execute the following commands. ruby -ropen-uri -e 'URI("http://www.rubyist.net/~rubikitch/archive/rctool-1... | tar xzvf - When you failed, please download it from the next link. * ((<rctool-1.1.0.tar.gz|URL:http://www.rubyist.net/~rubikitch/archive/rctool-1...)) === Installation Execute setup.rb to install RCtool. ruby setup.rb === How to Incorporate RCtool Since version 1.1.0, RCtool uses new methodology to incorporate into your system. It is assumed the following situation. * There is a definition script called `foo-rctool.rb'. * `bin/' is a directory to put executables. mkrctool generates an integrated script. mkrctool foo-rctool.rb > bin/foo-rctool Of course if you modify `foo-rctool.rb', you must update `bin/foo-rctool'. Make or ((<Rake|URL:http://rake.rubyforge.org/>)) takes over such a cumbersome task.
on 2005-11-15 16:57