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Re: Personal repositories

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Personal repositories
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:45:35 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 11:13:29AM -0500, Buchs, Kevin J. wrote:
> I got myself
> fairly confused with Repositories and Directories when I tried to create a
> personal repository in my home directory to hold some of the setup files,
> such as .cshrc that I edit frequently.
> [...]
> Can someone help this beginner get over this (perhaps only
> mental) block?

Not just mental; it's a real block.  Your understanding of CVS is
correct.  Trying to make your home directory into a CVS sandbox,
while technically possible, would almost certainly be a bad idea.

What I do is put all those files in a subdirectory, and track
that with CVS.  Config directories like .mutt can also live
there.  Then I create symlinks from there to the working
locations.  By convention, I call the subdirectory ".dotfiles".

% ls -l ~/.cshrc
lrwxrwxrwx   1 erics    erics         16 May  6  2000 .cshrc -> .dotfiles/.cshrc


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