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[Discuss] Reading Linux book

On March 27, 2014, Mike Small quoth:
>    First, a big warning: By checking /etc into version control, you are
>    creating a copy of files like /etc/shadow that must remain
>    secret.  [...]

This is one reason I use the "sparse tree" method I mentioned
yesterday, which versions only the files that one cares about. I don't
see much reason to version /etc/shadow or other data files that are
usually updated by tools and rarely modified by text editing.

Dan Barrett
dbarrett at

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