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Still only command line! - like only used server side or by sysadmins (we just know how they love cmd...LOL) or what?

Why call an xml from cmdline?
 

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Why call an xml from cmdline?

Because that simple XML file contains all instructions needed for a custom Office install.

What would be the alternative? Create a GUI to run instructions in a simple, short XML file?

The ODT is really practical. For years now, I have never installed Office "normally". I always use ODT. I've even written a tutorial for it on our sister site Ten Forums:

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Create a GUI to run instructions in a simple, short XML file?

Kari

Yes, and no - a self-contained app that uses .json with all the options would be my choice - rather than an xml hanging on the side.

Manually editing an XML is daft - there's no validation - one incorrect tag and the thing falls over.
 
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Meh. I like it. And I've definitely screwed things up before. But it is not a tool for just anyone....and rightly so.
 

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Hi there
using things like nano or vim to edit xml files is a bit bonkers but most decent browsers can edit (and syntax check) xml files so perhaps both camps are correct here -- I think in any case the VM config files in HYPER-V and KVM are xml files as well as commands for starting, stopping and accessing the VM's.

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