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etckeeper is a collection of tools to let /etc be stored in a git, mercurial, darcs, or bzr repository. It hooks into apt (and other package managers including yum and pacman-g2) to automatically commit changes made to /etc during package upgrades. It tracks file metadata that revison control systems do not normally support, but that is important for /etc, such as the permissions of /etc/shadow. It is quite modular and configurable, while also being simple to use if you understand the basics of working with revision control.

etckeeper is available in git at git://, or in gitweb. It is usually packaged in Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.

See also

  • changetrack — a program to automatically monitor changes to a set of files.
  • CFEngine ("Community Edition", aka the free version) — a configuration management tool.
  • Puppet (open source version) — a Ruby-based management and automation tool for Linux system administration.
  • Bcfg2 (pronounced "bee-config") — a configuration management tool written in Python
  • git
  • svn

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