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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [1/3] KBUILD: Add script to manipulate .config files on the command line
On Sat, Jan 03, 2009 at 03:21:41AM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> I often change single options in .config files. Instead of using
> an editor or one of the frontends it's convenient to do this from
> the command line. It's also useful to do from automated build scripts
> when building different variants from a base config file.
> I extracted most of the CONFIG manipulation code from one of my
> build scripts into a new shell script scripts/config
> The script is not integrated with the normal Kconfig machinery
> and doesn't do any checking against Kconfig files, but just manipulates
> that text format. This is always done at make time anyways.
> I believe this script would be a useful standard addition for scripts/*
> Sample usage:
> ./scripts/config --disable smp
> Disable SMP in .config file
> ./scripts/config --file otherdir/.config --module e1000e
> Enable E1000E as module in otherdir/.config
> ./scripts/config --state smp
> y
> Check state of config option CONFIG_SMP
> After merging into git please make scripts/config executable
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>

When I try to run the script with no arguments nothing happens!?!

I will merge as is but please followup with a patch so it prints out usage
in this situation.


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