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Track /etc directory using Subversion

From: Alexander Skwar <listen_at_alexander.skwar.name>
Date: 2007-11-01 14:31:35 CET


I'd like to track the contents of my /etc directories with a version
control software, so that I can later on easily see what's been changed
when and also why (in the rare case, that a good commit message has been
supplied *G*). To do this, I'm thinking about using Subversion.

One thing that kind of stops me, though, is that Subversion, by itself,
doesn't store "metadata" of tracked files; metadata like atime/ctime/mtime,
ownership (user/group) and maybe ACLs. For tracking /etc with Svn, at least
time and ownership information would need to be stored, though.

I found the "asvn" script in the contrib/client-side directory. This
script breaks when it has to deal with directories/files which have
a space in the filename :( Does anyone maybe have a fixed version?

How do you guys deal with this problem? And if Svn isn't suited to track
/etc, would somebody maybe know of a tool which is suited for this job?

Thanks a lot,

Alexander Skwar

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