Talk:Boinccmd tool

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Suggested rename

How about renaming this to "boinc_cmd tool"? Mostly so that links can be done without needing alternate text, just [[boinc_cmd tool]].

No comments... I'm moving it. Nicolas 17:20, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Where to run the boinccmd tool?

The document says: "If you run boinccmd in the same directory as the BOINC client, you don't need to supply either a host name or a password. Otherwise you need to supply (as password) the string stored in the file gui_rpc_auth.cfg in the client's data directory."

I believe it is a bit ambiguous: do I have to run the client

  • in the BOINC Programs directory (a.k.a. the same directory, where the BOINC client is placed), or rather
  • in the BOINC Data directory (where gui_rpc_auth.cfg is placed)?

I'd recommend changing the wording to " boinccmd in the BOINC client's data directory...", which would be true for both Windows and Unices.

(BTW, is this still necessary on Windows (as of 6.12.18)? I remember it was in the past, but now boinccmd seems to be able to find the gui_rpc_auth.cfg anyway. Using Registry?)

--Pepo (talk) 16:37, 19 March 2011 (UTC)