Still need to know what's the most typical settings file format on Linux. Is there a standard file extension? I've never seen a settings file using JSON, and it doesn't look very human friendly with everything required to be in quotes. I think what I usually see is like:
Is there a settings file thing in Boost?
When you're using bitcoind to issue commands from the command line as a client, can we have it get the password from the settings file then too?
Gavin pointed out I forgot to increment the column of numbers in CommandLineRPC, so the current -rpcpw= implementation doesn't work right from the command line with non-string parameters. (JSON-RPC is fine) Still under construction.