[clug] version control for config files

Arjen Lentz arjen at lentz.com.au
Wed Aug 20 00:34:21 GMT 2008

Hi Jeff

On 07/08/2008, at 5:43 PM, jm wrote:
> Does anyone have or know of a good script to backup and revert a set  
> of config files, such as those found in /etc, to/from a version  
> control system?

bzr (http://bazaar-vcs.org/) can do the job easily, and has the  
advantage that it doesn't pollute the directory tree with its own  
junk. It use a .bzr directory in the root of its repo, and that's all.  
You can run commits automatically from a cron job, and push to a  
remote bzr repo for safekeeping and even synchronisation with other  

Distributed revision control rocks. This is nothing like what you  
might've been exposed to with cvs/svn.

Arjen Lentz, Founder @ Open Query
Training and Expertise for MySQL in Australia and New Zealand
http://openquery.com.au/training/  (ph. +61-7-3103 0809)

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