generalized mergemaster(8)

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Sun Apr 6 21:56:30 PDT 2003

At 11:47 PM +0200 4/6/03, Friedemann Becker wrote:
>I wrote this little script, it runs as MM_PRE_COMPARE_SCRIPT.
>there are 2 functions, mupdate and mignore.
>mupdate installs the specified file(s) without asking,
>mignore deletes the specified file(s).

Hmm.  That's not quite what I want.  I'd want to be able to say
something like:

    "if any files in etc/rc.d change, then tell me all the
     files in there which have changed, and ask me if I want
     to just-install all of them, or prompt for each one"

Then do the same for some other directories (etc/pam.d, the
periodic ones, maybe something else).

I haven't been motivated enough to actually write a hook for
that, though...

The mignore will be welcome for /etc/motd, which I never want
to change.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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