Clutz-Proof Logging

Vizion vizion at
Thu Jan 4 18:01:30 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Stan Halprin
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 8:46 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Clutz-Proof Logging
> 8376----- Original Message ----
> From: Vizion <vizion at>
> >I am not certain if you are using X or console.
> console
> >As far as file editing is concerned if the file is important 
> to you then you might 
> >want to try saving a snapshot when you open the file and use 
> a small script to 
> >both save the snapshot and do a diff report that stores the 
> differences between 
> >the file when you opened it and when you saved it. opened. 
> That way you always >have as permanent a record as you wish to keep.
> What is a snapshot? I could just make a backup copy of it, 
> which is what I was thinking of doing, and revert if 
> necessary. Of course, that supposes I remember to do that :/ 
> I was hoping for some program smarter than me.
> Thanks,
> Stan

OK well I suggest you take a look at the bash shell and start writing a few simple shell scripts to manage your own needs - they can be simply achieved using your shell. If you want a book I suggest "Learning the Bash Shell" by Camerin Newham & Bill Rosenblatt. Well worth its $35 asking price- putting it to good use will save you hours of your valuable time. IMHO learning a shell is the first step to using any **ix OS effectively. You can also use on-line resources but for me a book is best<chuckles>


David system 

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