Most of us, sooner or later, encounter question -- how to manage
configuration files to all you programs -- editors, shells, mail client
and so on. I tried many things, and many things failed for me. After
many searches and experiments, I found simple solution -- plain archive
I just extract that archive onto home directory, and I am at home. No
additional software is required --
gzip are essential tools,
provided by any GNU/Linux environment, even
That is it -- all my configuration, all my scripts are always
with me, in single file. Nothing could be simplier.
On other hand, to build that file, I use quite advanced tools --
build system in particular.
Please, keep in mind, that extracting
config.tar.gz will silently
overwrite already existing files. Backup your own config files!