Re: versioning file system
- Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:17:28 -0700
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: versioning file system
On 10/25/18 7:45 PM, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 05:32:52PM -0700, David Christensen wrote:
Has anybody tried copyfs, fsvs, or anything else with file versioning?
In my experience, I have only found a need to version /etc and $HOME
(and really only parts of $HOME, as opposed to all of it).
/etc, per-user development directories, and per-user document
directories are what I have in mind.
I find that git works really well for that. In particular, on Debian
you can install etckeeper and it will automatically commit any changes
to /etc before a package installation run, after a package installation
run, and on a daily basis. You can also manually commit and customize
I've noticed etckeeper over the years, but have yet to try it. I didn't
know it integrated with Apt; this supports my implied goal of copy-on-write.