Making mergemaster skip certain files
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat Nov 17 01:52:53 PST 2007
On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 10:34:26PM -0600, J. Porter Clark wrote:
> Is there any way to keep certain files out of the reach of
> mergemaster? I understand the need for carefully merging the
> old and the new, but I really shouldn't ever have to for files
> like these:
> ... and many others.
Set the system immutable and undeletable flags (as root);
chflags schg,sunlnk /etc/aliases /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.allow \
> Mergemaster has so many options that I'm fairly certain that
> there must be some way to do this.
There is an option you can set in /etc/mergemaster.rc to ignore
/etc/motd, and the -P option to preserve replaced files.
Of course you can always hack it to ignore some files.
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