Gentoo Maintenance Program
I am writing a small program in C++ to help handle day to day maintenance in Gentoo because I don't always like to type the long commands out, and because it is good practice for me.
For now, this program is only for Gentoo, but as time permits and if I get good feedback, then I will expand this for other distros. That is a while down the road though, and for now it is a crude console menu driven program to do some things that you should already know how to do.
So, for anyone using gentoo, please download and try it, and let me know what you think. That way I know whether to just scrap the idea or continue working on it. You can consider this alpha software, because I am a beginner and because I am constantly adding new things and changing the menu around.
If you do want to try it out, I have included a tarball with the program and source code. If you want to make changes and compile it yourself, that is fine, all I ask is that you share your changes back so I can add to the program. It probably isn't the most efficient program, but hey, I am learning.
This program must be run as root or sudo to be able to perform the tasks. It works fine as a user, but it won't actually change anything as a user.
g++ -o gentoo-maint.bin gentoo_maint.cpp
*This program should work with any gentoo based distro, but I really don't know enough about them to say for sure. It is just a frontend for some basic portage commands and linux commands*
*Updated and uploaded on 04/07/2013*