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So as the terminal was telling me that /etc wasn't a git repository after running git status and gitk resolv.conf & I made a mistake and ran sudo etckeeper init and sudo etckeeper commit "Initial version" which I already ran earlier before realizing that the terminal was printing out this misleading info(!) only when not using sudo.
Now I'd like to know whether (and if so how) I can view changes to files before I reran the init command. Are they still stored somewhere in a way that I could retrieve them? I'm using Debian 9.1 with KDE.

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Yes. etckeeper init is basically harmless, and it does not affect existing git history.

  • But then how can I view changes to files? Via this question I learned that sudo gitk resolv.conf & was a good way for doing so but it only shows "Initial commit" even though the file has been changed. – mYnDstrEAm Aug 17 '17 at 21:36
  • @mYnDstrEAm did you run etckeeper uninit as well? (It prompts for confirmation, unless you pass -f). – sourcejedi Aug 18 '17 at 8:57
  • Nope. I never ran that command. – mYnDstrEAm Aug 18 '17 at 9:44

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