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Old 07-26-2003, 12:12 PM   #1
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RCS for system maintenance


Does anyone use RCS to control system configuration, for files like fstab, inittab, ld.so.conf, etc.?

If so, do you create an RCS directory everywhere? Like /etc/RCS, /etc/skel/RCS, /etc/X11R6/RCS, and so on, or do you try to colect them all? I've written a script that consolidates them into a /RCS tree (like /RCS/etc, /RCS/etc/skel, etc). It's rather primitive, and I thought I'd ask if aynone has a similar script they'd like to share. If anyone is curious, I can post mine.. it's relatively short.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 07:07 PM   #2
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This is an excellent idea and something I had thought about doing for some time.

However as most of the changes occurring to my system configuation files are on a Debian system, version sid, and Debian comes with two very useful packages diffmon and changetrack, I never got around to implementing it.

You might like to have a look at diffmon, which is just a Bourne shell script, and reports changes to files

http://packages.debian.org/stable/admin/diffmon.html

and changetrack which keeps a backup of the last version of your file under /var/lib using RCS

http://changetrack.sourceforge.net/


I hope that these may be of use to you, and also perhaps spare you some uncessary work.

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