A smarter mergemaster

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Sep 29 18:11:52 PDT 2005


On Friday 30 September 2005 08:15, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> Feedback is welcome.  And please please don't skip making a backup of
> your /etc before running mergemaster!  I can't be responsible for its
> loss due to bugs in my code or whatever.

This work does look neat, but..
Try etcmerge :)
It's a bit of a pain to get started with it, but it is a *lot* faster (human 
input wise) than mergemaster. It only asks you about files that you have 
modified rather than ones that have been changed by committers (ie does a 3 
way merge).

It does have problems handling DB files, but that is usually not a big problem 
to fix.

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