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I am using mac, and
/etc is just a symlink to
/private/etc, which contains hundreds of (important) configuration files, and the total size of
/private/etc directory is smaller than 1 MB.
Is it a good way to backup these files using
git? If not, why?
What might be some side effects?
Edit: as user ivanivan pointed out, there might be security concerns for some file containing passwords or keys. Can you give me some example of these files? (e.g. ssh keys and
Edit: maybe I can encrypt the
.git dir before pushing it to a private remote repo?
Edit: git doesn't track file permission and files in
/etc have all kinds of permissions. using git may cause some serious problems. On the other hand, etckeeper handles file permissions properly.