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Re: How to Keep Track of Changes to the System

On Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 6:50:06 AM UTC-5, hdv@gmail wrote:
> On 2017-08-26 05:14, ray wrote:
> > I would like to find a way to keep track of changes I make to my system.  ...snip
> Hi Ray,
> I just returned from a short holiday, so I am a bit late to the party, but... if
> you don't want to set up a full versioning system I might have something else
> for you. About 10 years ago I had the same need as you. What I did was write a
> perl-script that automatically makes a timestamped backup of each file you edit
> to a directory you define yourself (in that directory the full path of the
> original is preserved). You use it like visudo, you just call it like this:
> vicf <name of file to edit>
> All the rest happens automagically.
> Of course this will only help for plain-text files and it doesn't provide for
> the annotations you mentioned. But if you are interested I
> can mail it to you.
> Grx HdV

Yes, I would like to work with this.  I should be able to modify the perl script to also save a tag file to hold the metadata.  So now I have a reason to learn some perl.

Thank you.