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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..."

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