May 07, 2010 04:22AM
json is great for interchange but i don't think it's a decent readable syntax.

xml really is king there, still, imho.

anyway - you could take the C code that parses the nginx configuration
and make a PHP module or something out of it ;)

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 1:09 AM, Ziyad Saeed <myschizobuddy@gmail.com> wrote:
> agree that hierarchy in inf will be ugly.
> you have to be a guru in regular expressions to create a UI for the current
> nginx configuration format. with xml, json yaml etc their are plenty of
> libraries that can read and right them easily.
> Or Nginx can provide an api that i can use to read and write nginx.conf
> files. that's for Igor to decide.
>
>
> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 9:57 PM, Michael Shadle <mike503@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> the syntax right now is great. very structured and simple. (my only
>> complaint is how location blocks work, partly is syntax and partly is
>> just how it works) otherwise i think it is great.
>>
>> anything can be scripted and anything can have a UI thrown onto it.
>>
>> i don't see how inf or xml or anything would make it any easier to
>> have to make a UI for different location blocks, rewrite rules, other
>> complex, and other freeform, non-cookie-cutter kind of configuration
>> items.
>>
>> besides, infs are one-dimensional, creating a hierarchy on that would
>> be ugly and hard to read.
>>
>> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 3:48 AM, Ziyad Saeed <myschizobuddy@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > nginx.conf file in inf format or any other template based format would
>> > have
>> > been theĀ easiestĀ thing to do. perhaps future version of nginx can go
>> > down
>> > this route.
>> >
>> > On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Michael Shadle <mike503@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I have a php command line script that builds separate conf files in one
>> >> of
>> >> my servers and does simple string replacement.
>> >> Also remember you can use includes so you can leave the main nginx.conf
>> >> alone and have it include stuff from another directory you write out..
>> >>
>> >> On May 3, 2010, at 6:24 AM, Luca De Marinis <loop@interact.it> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM, Ziyad Saeed <myschizobuddy@gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> So I store the configuration in a database or xml file or whatever,
>> >>> and
>> >>> then generate the conf file from it.
>> >>> thank you.
>> >>
>> >> Also, using a templating system with a scripting language (say, erb +
>> >> ruby
>> >> or whatever you're comfortable with) or the good old m4 may be viable,
>> >> and
>> >> probably simpler to use and implement. This is very easy and very
>> >> convenient
>> >> if you have to generate lots of different configurations (say, for n
>> >> virtual
>> >> hosts, or n virtual hosts on n servers) but which all share a limited
>> >> number
>> >> of prototype configurations.
>> >> Bye
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 3:14 AM, Gabriel Evans <me@gabevans.com> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>> There's no API that I know of, unless you want to make your own
>> >>>> module.
>> >>>> You could try having a separate directory for virtual hosts included
>> >>>> and use
>> >>>> a database to store and generate the configuration. It'd be a lot
>> >>>> easier
>> >>>> than trying to interpret the configuration as well.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 4:21 AM, Ziyad Saeed <myschizobuddy@gmail.com>
>> >>>> wrote:
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Inorder to make a simple UI for editing nginx.conf. I need a way to
>> >>>>> edit nginx.conf without having to open it up in a text editor. Does
>> >>>>> nginx
>> >>>>> have an api that i can use to edit information that is inside
>> >>>>> nginx.conf.
>> >>>>> This will help newbies add virtual host information and edit
>> >>>>> parameters via
>> >>>>> a UI.
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