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Add a command to just create a config file #2553

snoyberg opened this Issue Apr 24, 2015 · 2 comments


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snoyberg commented Apr 24, 2015

I've seen people ask questions in the past about how to create a ~/.cabal/config file. The answer is typically "run cabal update", but in some circumstances, that's not the optimal action (e.g., when you're going to change immediately to a different remote-repo). What about adding a command (strawman: cabal init-config) that only creates the ~/.cabal/config file, and only when missing? (Optional: I suppose it could take a flag to force it to overwrite an existing file, but I have no need of such a feature.)

@ttuegel ttuegel added this to the cabal-install-1.24 milestone Apr 24, 2015

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yogsototh commented May 24, 2015

In my script I do a "cabal info" which only create a ~/.cabal/config file. I modify it ASAP to use Haskell LTS. On the other hand I would I found nice to have a command to pass some basic init flags, like changing the remote-repo or having profiling activated by default.


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23Skidoo commented Feb 19, 2016

This has been fixed by #3095, by the way.

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