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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
And, btw, does anybody now why distributions are not doing this by default? I mean, having configuration files versioned. The rcs package is just a few KB, and would make things so much easier.
Modifying Files In /etc
Posted May 9, 2012 11:19 UTC (Wed) by cortana (subscriber, #24596)
I have always been put off using tools like rcs or git to manage /etc because they don't preserve file metadata such as ownership, permissions, ACLs, xattrs, etc. Some day I'll check out etckeeper.
Posted May 9, 2012 12:36 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted May 9, 2012 17:17 UTC (Wed) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted May 9, 2012 17:21 UTC (Wed) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
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