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etckeeper (tracking /etc in VCS)

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etckeeper (tracking /etc in VCS)


Post by thomasl » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:50 am

etckeeper implements a simple and (IMO) brilliant idea. It puts /etc under version control (git being the default VCS) , making it possible to track changes to the /etc tree.

I've been thinking for a while how to to achieve something similar but I just didn't think of version control... although it seems rather obvious with hindsight! I will probably not use etckeeper as such but I will borrow some of its ideas to keep track of my changes to /etc.
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Re: etckeeper (tracking /etc in VCS)


Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:30 am

interesting idea, thanks for posting!
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