[nycbug-talk] version control for config files

csnyder chsnyder at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 16:04:39 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 6:27 PM, Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net> wrote:

> I've been googling around, but finding not much other than weird
> contortions based on CVS that make such huge disclaimers as "this of
> course does not work with symlinks" or "this of course does not maintain
> file ownership/permissions".

What about a system using git? It's special power as a vcs is supposed
to be easy merging, and that's really what you need when dealing with
configs that are 98% the same but a crucial 2% different across hosts.

Also, you don't have to store anything in a central repository, which
might be nice from a security standpoint.

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