recommended addition for section 22.214.171.124 (mergemaster)
bobf at mrp3.com
Sun Mar 2 20:51:52 UTC 2008
since using mergemaster with default arguments (as specified in the
handbook) can create a LARGE amount of 'unnecessary prompting' for
certain kinds of upgrades (let's say going from 6-STABLE to 7-STABLE), I
recommend adding the following paragraph to section 126.96.36.199 (or at
least something similar to it).
"For experienced users, you may want to minimize the amount of prompting
that mergemaster can generate, especially when upgrading major
revisions, or when an update has not been performed in some time. To
automatically update files that have not been modified, use the '-U'
option. To automatically include new files without prompting you to add
them, include the '-i' option. Using 'mergemaster -U -i' will greatly
speed up the process for users that do not make major changes to the
files in '/etc', but at the expense of not being able to control every
single modification that is made."
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