Monthly Archives: maart 2019

Version control for configuration files

Yesterday I wrote a post about setting up a Subversion server.
Subversion is a great tool for controlling versions of collections of files that are contained in a single root directory (an entire website, development of a software application, etc.). But it’s not the perfect tool for controlling the versions of single files.
So, after yesterday’s post, I now feel somewhat obliged to also document the system I use for controlling the versions of my configuration files.

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Subversion server

Despite the fact that I have set up quite some Subversion servers in the past 15-20 years, I still need to turn to the documentation for the details each time I do it. So, to save myself some time searching and filtering next time, I decided to document it here this time.

Open door: if you don’t know what a Subversion server is, you don’t need this post.

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