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[Discuss] CrashPlan Home is discontinued - what's next?

On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 12:50 PM, Mike Small <smallm at> wrote:
> worley at (Dale R. Worley) writes:
>> I have a cron job which commits my home directory into a Git repository
>> every minute.  Surprisingly, this puts no noticeable load on the
>> computer.
> How do you handle file permissions? E.g. .ssh directory contents or PGP
> key files having restricted permissions and a git checkout pulling them
> out of the repository with more lax default permissions based on your
> umask (at least I think that's what it does). IIRC Joey Hess wrote some
> kind of tool to use git to track /etc changes and had to add something
> on top to deal with permissions and file ownership. I'd think you'd need
> to do something similar.

That would be etckeeper which I've used for some time.   It does have a "-d"
argument that can be used to specify directories other than /etc.  I'm not sure
what would happen if you pointed it at your home directory.


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