[TAG] Version control for /etc
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Tue Oct 30 06:25:29 MSK 2007
I agree overall with the remarks made by Samuel but I have one bone
On Sun, 28 Oct 2007, Samuel Bisbee-vonKaufmann wrote:
> I would stick to running a script via
> cron to save diffs for you. Then, if you make multiple copies before
> cron runs again and want to save your new copy, you can still run the
> script yourself. Much simpler.
Let us assume that a person who uses 1-5 machines also wants to keep
track of daily work in a systematic way. Using version control is a
good way to do this. I can imagine "formal" letters which are
represented by different branches for different people as an example.
(Using a LaTeX style file is probably a better way!).
So a "systematic" user of a small number of machines is likely to
learn version control. In which case it may be easier to use version
control wherever different versions of data need to be tracked.[*]
There is of course a risk that everything will start looking like a
nail --- with VC as the hammer!
[*] Which is why I liked "git"'s description of itself as "content
tracker" rather than "version control".
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