Subject: Re: A few random -current questions
To: William O Ferry <WOFerry+@CMU.EDU>
From: Jim Bernard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/16/1998 19:37:07
On 10/16, William O Ferry wrote:
> Also, anybody have any nifty suggestions on ways to keep their
> kernel config file up to date? I generally just end up re-hacking a
> GENERIC config file to my liking every so often. Just wondering if
> anybody has any simple way of keeping theirs up to date.
I like emacs ediff mode on a color monitor for this--makes the job
completely trivial unless there's been a major reorganization of GENERIC.
Just bring up your config in one window (frame, really), GENERIC in another
(next to it), choose menu entry
Tools -> Compare -> Two Buffers
and watch the diffs pop out. Skip through difference regions by pressing
<SPACE>; in the selected region, the character-by-character diffs are shown
in color. Synchronizing either side to the other is a matter of punching
a single button for each difference region you want to synchronize. Works
great for /etc files too.