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I've built my Centos server several times, and am still learning.

I've used tutorials, books, and forums to come up with what I think is correct.

I document all the steps in a word document, and then copy a line from the word document, and past it into the shell.

Am I able to create some sort of batch file (shell script, right?) to automate the process? I am not talking about the initial Centos install, but adding packages, etc. If the answer is "yes", I have a couple of specific questions:

  1. How am I able to have the shell script edit a file (for instance, add "max_input_vars=10000" to php.ini)?
  2. How do I use the shell script to importing and checking a RPM key work.

Thanks

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Build a server to your tastes, then reverse-engineer into a POSIX shell script using Blueprint. ;)

Anything beyond that, and you need to explore configuration management frameworks: Puppet, Chef, Saltstack, Ansible, etc.

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Thanks ewwhite. Sounds like a great idea. Sounds like you recommend using Blueprint over the other configuration management frameworks, correct? Am I able to show someone the outputted POSIX shell script (or some other outputted document) and have them critique my configuration? –  user1032531 Mar 16 at 17:16
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I recommend proper configuration management, actually... but Blueprint is a convenient way to obtain a server's configuration. And yes, you can preview the script. –  ewwhite Mar 16 at 17:51

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