omshell "starts", "ends"

Craig craig5 at
Fri May 25 21:00:51 UTC 2007

Why is omshell going away? Is there a "newer/better" tool coming?

Is OMAPI sticking around?

I'd be more than happy to tweak omshell, but if it's going away, it 
doesn't really seem like the best use of time.

David W. Hankins wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 01:34:37PM -0700, Craig wrote:
>> Ok, this may open a "Pandora's box", but couldn't omshell just print out 
>> real dates instead of hex numbers or strings? (Likewise with some of the 
>> other values such as ip-address, state, etc.) It's not a big deal. It 
>> would just make life easier. :)
> Not really, omshell really doesn't know anything about the format
> of the attributes it twiddles.  There are no 'format strings' like
> are used in DHCP options so that the software knows how to present
> and digest the name:value pairs.
> I'm also hesitant to change anything OMAPI related since we've
> scheduled its demolition for the future.
> But we do accept patches.

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