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Well i dont know if any of you that use gentoo have found this little command yet but here it is. it is a nice modern and can be an ...
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    dispatch-conf...awsome!!


    Well i dont know if any of you that use gentoo have found this little command yet but here it is. it is a nice modern and can be an automated replacement for etc-update(archaic miserable hard to use)!

    read `man dispatch-conf` and dont forget to edit the config '/etc/dispatch-conf.conf' 'emerge rcs' and create the directory '/etc/config-archive' so that your old configs are archived if changes were made to them...can't loose it is awsome..... then type dispatch-conf

    just wish i had found it before i had to do 300+ configs a few days ago...lol
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    well that might save me some time in the future.

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    It finally has documentation? I heard about this like 1-2 months ago, but no one knew anything about it and there was no documentation. Good to see that it can be used without hassle now.
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    Yeah it has been around about 8-12 months and the man is dated may 2004

    here is a link to another thread on this : http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...ight=etcupdate
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    A tip: Use colordiff instead of diff (edit dispatch-conf.conf) and you'll see the proposed changes in color. IMO this is much easier to use...

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