Announcing: dotfuse a project this list may find useful
dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun Mar 13 16:12:58 CET 2011
On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:25:21 -0600
Erich Heine <sophacles at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> A while back I was discussing the whole VCS-home stuff with a friend, and we
> came to the conclusion that there are some real issues with storing dotfiles
> in a repo. Things like passwords, or company/machine specific paths,
> internal hosts, etc, can complicate the issue quite a bit. This is
> particularly true of simple programs that use single, flat, text files for
> rcfiles. It is very frustrating when you have a file that is 98% the same
> across hosts, but those differences between the instances are dangerous to
> In the programming world, we of course solve this by just putting the
> sensitive values in a different file, and don't keep it under version
> control. This is sort of the origin of the whole config file concept to
> being with :). Programming languages tho, have the idea of include/import,
> and file reading, and variables, so this becomes easy. This got me thinking:
> what if we could make config files arbitrarily composable?
I like to use separate branches for this.
> I sure would appreciate your thoughts, bugfixes, etc on
Another problem is some apps try to be clever and update your configs for you.
How do you handle that? Is the Fuse fs mounted ro ?
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