[sf-lug] Fwd: [UMALUG] bash scripting question

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Wed Mar 5 12:29:39 PST 2008

On Wed, 5 Mar 2008, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Tyler Trafford (ttrafford at gmail.com):
>> Since the primary use I have for this is with etckeeper[1], I could 
>> potentially be looking at stuff where I don't want tempfiles, with 
>> sensitive data in them, to keep track of.
>> That was my original thinking, in any case.
>> [1] http://kitenet.net/~joey/code/etckeeper/
> I've been testing out etckeeper myself on my new server, after writing 
> about it and predecessors for a couple of months in _Linux Gazette_[1]. 
> Appears to fit the need really well.

What I'd really like to do is publish e.g. a gitweb of my /etc so I can 
point friends (and enemies...?) to my config files as samples they can 
base on.  But this means I'd end up publishing /etc/shadow and other 
sensitive files.

Does etckeeper have a way to publish e.g. only the files that are readable 
by the world on the local UNIX system?  (And does it let you do 
interesting things as far as merging config changes from one system to 

-- Asheesh.

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 	the ground and tell the truth.

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