store /etc in git, mercurial, bzr or darcs
The etckeeper program is a tool to let /etc be stored in a git, mercurial, bzr or darcs repository. It hooks into APT to automatically commit changes made to /etc during package upgrades. It tracks file metadata that version control systems do not normally support, but that is important for /etc, such as the permissions of /etc/shadow. It's quite modular and configurable, while also being simple to use if you understand the basics of working with version control.
20 March 2013
GPL-2+ The full text of the GPL is distributed as doc/GPL in etckeeper's source, and is distributed in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2 on Debian systems.
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