Subject: Re: *whew*
To: BOUWSMA Beery <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/07/2002 12:36:21
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 12:09:09PM +0100, BOUWSMA Beery wrote:
> Hejsa
> %s wrote on %.3s, %lld Sep 1993
> >   | >I don't know who came up with the idea to back up /etc files in
> >   | >/var/backups, but I'm very grateful to you.
> > It's even more useful since Andrew Brown added support for tracking
> > changes in the backed-up files with rcs.
> I'm sure I'm missing something here (pointers?), but I was wondering
> if anyone else had tried what I've done, which is to adapt the
> `mergemaster' skr1pt, used to update /etc and related k0deZ after
> a system upgrade with FreeBSD, to semi-automatedly merge updated
> config files into the installed ones?
> Works great for me in NetBSD, and I'd be happy to share my hacks/
> enhancements if there's interest...

See pkgsrc/sysutils/etcupdate