Keeping track of config file changes

Harold Hallikainen harold at
Wed Jun 15 19:04:59 UTC 2005

I'm currently using CVS to keep track of code on various microcontroller
projects. Should I just create a "project" for all my config files and
import them into CVS when I start modifying them? Is anyone doing
something like this? Over the years, I end up with LOTS of modified
configs scattered around the system. How do you keep track of them?


> Bob McClure Jr wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 07:57:10PM -0700, Harold Hallikainen wrote:
>>>What's the best way to keep track of all the config file changes I've
>>> made
>>>over the years? I think it's kind of a lost cause on my existing
>>> machine,
>>>but on the next one I'd like to quickly find the changes so when I do an
>>>update of something that requires a new config, I can put the changes
>>> back
>>>in. I'm thinking of putting something unique on each line I change, then
>>>doing a big grep. I use CVS to track my own code, but it seems a bit
>>>unwieldy for this application. Any suggestions?
>> RCS comes to mind.
> Uh, CVS (RCS' big brother).  Comes with Fedora/RH.
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