On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 08:59:30PM +0200, Mel Flynn wrote:
> I guess I'm just anti-redoing-configuration, since there's so many formats 
> out 
> there. One can of course backup ${LOCALBASE}/etc --exclude rc.d, but the 
> number of exceptions grows over time (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, /usr/local/squid/*, 
> /usr/local/pgsql/data/*, /usr/local/hybserv/*).

I keep all configuration files that I have changed myself in a tree
under ~/setup, complete with two scripts that check (check.pl) if config
files have changed or installs them (install.pl) if they are out of
date. Both scripts read a file with a list of what to install
where. This directory is kept under revision control with git. I've
documented this setup on my homepage: 

This repository and support scripts enables me to easily absorb changes
from mergemaster if necessary, while I can easily restore my settings if
I screw something up. Note that I remove the FreeBSD RCSid from the
files that I change, so that mergemaster will skip them automatically.

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