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Keep Configs Under Control With Etckeeper

Jan 11, 2012, 15:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Etckeeper is a set of tools that lets you keep your /etc directory (and all the configuration files under it) in a revision control systems. You can use it with Git, Mercurial, Darcs or Bazaar. Note that you'll need to know the basics of whatever system you choose to use because etckeeper doesn't have special utilities for restoring older versions of files.

"You could easily set up /etc with revision control without etckeeper. However, the advantage of etckeeper is that it's designed specifically for tracking /etc, including the file permissions and metadata that the revision control systems do not track."

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