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Re: keeping one's personal dotfiles under CVS

From: Thomas S. Urban
Subject: Re: keeping one's personal dotfiles under CVS
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 09:46:18 -0700
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On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 11:49:38 +0200, Louis-David Mitterrand sent 0.7K bytes:
> I was wondering what strategies do CVS gurus use to manage their
> personal collection of dotfiles. We all a favorite .vimrc, .exrc,
> .muttrc, ~/.w3m/bookmarks.html, etc. The problem is keeping them in sync
> on all the machines we use. CVS seems like a nice tool for that.
> How would you go about keeping a repository of personal dotfiles?

As someone else replied, rsync might be better.  I do use CVS for this
purpose though.  It may be overkill, but it works.  I have a module
called private/scottu that I checkout to ~/common.  In there, I have all
my resource files layed out - in general with leading '.' removed, and
then I have a couple makefiles that create links to these files with the
appropriate name in my home dir or subdirs.  E.G. it makes these links

~/.vimrc -> ~/common/vimrc
~/.vim   -> ~/common/vim/
~/.cshrc -> ~/common/cshrc
~/.csh   -> ~/common/csh/
~/.mutt  -> ~/common/mutt


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