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RE: using cvs to contol system files

From: Ray Tayek
Subject: RE: using cvs to contol system files
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 08:52:29 -0700

At 05:38 PM 10/23/02 -0500, you wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> ...
> Has anyone out there used to cvs to version control system files?
> For instance, files in /etc. ...

this sounds like an excellent idea. i find that the older i get, the more i tend to forget which file i tweaked :(

We use CVS for controlling our software but for the system files
I find that RCS is generally sufficient.

RCS is simple to use and ...

yes (i'm used to rcs). but what happens (let's say) if you crash a disk and have to reload the system. do you have some tool that extracts all the rcs directories from a backup or something like that?

how about keeping versions of executables and scripts?

or suppose you download and install the latest version of your favorite software and find that it just doesn't work. how about some way to automagically roll back to a previous version?


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