Backing up /etc.
If I understand correctly, /etc stores all my configuration files. If I backup the entire /etc directory to CD, then reformat, reinstall the same distro and restore an older version of /etc, will I regain all my customisations?
Will the difference in dates cause problems?
Will touching fix these?
Are there any other key areas I should back up, preserving-customisation-wise?
Are all the different variations of the Linux mascot (with sword, with shield, with wine, etc) the same Tux, or does he lead an empire?