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Homedir in CVS


Joey Hess, Debian developer, keeps his homedir files in CVS. An idea that seems strange at first sight, but it has some inexpected advantages. The first thing I usually do after logging in on a new box, is scp'ing my dotfiles so I get my comfortable environment again. However, keeping everything in CVS seems a great distributed backup medium that gets synced quite quickly.

At work, I use SCCS - an old Solaris CVS clone - to keep track of my servers configuration files. Every modified bit gets reported instantaneously.