Linux.com: Using Versioning for Your Configuration Files
Mar 10, 2006, 06:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Radu Fericean)
"Some time ago I read an article about versioning your /home
files with Concurrent Versions System (CVS). The article appealed
to me because I like the idea of always being able to undo a
mistake, compare my current work with a previous version, and keep
a backup of my important files. But the thought that I would litter
my home directory with a lot of CVS directories was enough to keep
me from implementing it. Recently, however, I've thought about
applying versioning to administration files.
"The idea itself isn't new--it has been done before with CVS and
Subversion--but new versioning systems spare us from littering our
directories with CVS, .svn, or other files, and let us select only
the files we want to be versioned without disturbing anything else
in that directory..."