Base system config file headers...

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Oct 1 11:25:54 PDT 2007

Modulok wrote:
> In the header of many of the base system's config files there are
> lines similar to this:
>     "# $FreeBSD: src/etc/group,v 2006/03/06 22:23:10 rwatson Exp $"
> Do these have any useful purpose, other than as a human-readable
> comment?  Some kind of versioning or update information to be processed
> by some automated tool of some sort?

mergemaster will pay attention to these and can do a better job of 
automatically updating config files which have not been hand-editted.

> Basically I just want to know if I can safely delete them in any config files I tweak.

You can safely delete them, but it's probably not worth doing unless you are 
significantly re-writing the config file.


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