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SCM in the filesystem?

SCM in the filesystem?

Posted Aug 31, 2008 2:40 UTC (Sun) by vonbrand (guest, #4458)
In reply to: TALPA strides forward by drag
Parent article: TALPA strides forward

Sure, at first sight the idea of "each change is a commit" sounds sensible, but if you have ever worked with some kind of fine-grained (local like RCS, or distributed like git) SCM, you soon discover that commits must record meaningful changes. Not each time I decide to save a file in the editor "just in case" (or, much worse, that the editor decides that there have been enough changes to write out a snapshot) does make sense as a meaningful point in history. Most commits are coordinated changes to several files (something of which you are painfully aware when using RCS).


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SCM in the filesystem?

Posted Mar 25, 2009 18:17 UTC (Wed) by mrshiny (subscriber, #4266) [Link]

It would be useful to automatically put /etc under source control using a tool like this. Every save in /etc IS a commit on my system.


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