How to: Keep your home directory in Subversion
[alester@machine alester]$ svn co svn+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/svn/home ~ The authenticity of host 'svn.petdance.com (126.96.36.199)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is b2:f9:39:2e:4c:7b:22:80:3c:f4:ce:5f:23:f5:75:7a. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added 'svn.petdance.com,188.8.131.52' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. email@example.com's password: firstname.lastname@example.org's password: email@example.com's password: A /home/alester/.mail-aliases svn: Failed to add file '/home/alester/.bashrc': object of the same name already exists
Typically I'll have a conflict with existing .bash* files, so remove 'em, and update.
[alester@machine alester]$ rm .bashrc [alester@machine alester]$ svn up firstname.lastname@example.org's password: A .bashrc A .minicpanrc A .perlcriticrc A .vimfunc A .admin A .admin/blog-spammers A bin A bin/st-deps A bin/pwdiff ... many bin/* files.... A .vim A .vim/syntax A .vim/syntax/tt2.vim A .vim/syntax/tt2html.vim A .vim/syntax/hwd.vim A .vim/syntax/perl.vim A .vim/syntax/perltest.vim A .vim/syntax/svk.vim A .vim/syntax/wiki.vim A .vim/filetype.vim svn: Failed to add file '.bash_profile': object of the same name already exists
Ooops, another bash conflict. Update and pull down my lab directory, which is where I put scraps of stuff I play with for safekeeping.
[alester@machine alester]$ rm .bash_profile [alester@machine alester]$ svn up email@example.com's password: A .bash_profile A dead.txt A .bash_aliases A .muttrc A .vimrc A lab A lab/lsum A lab/dadsearch.html A lab/travesty ... lots of lab stuff ... Updated to revision 328. [alester@machine alester]$
Now log out, log in again, and everything is how I want it! It also means that I can change a file in one machine, commit it, and svn up elsewhere and get it automagically.
But how do I know if I've updated my home directory? I don't want to type svn update every time I log into a machine, but I also don't want to log into a machine with an ancient home directory and not realize that my scripts and startup files are out of date.
So I added the following to my .bash_profile, thanks to a comment on my LJ:
MAXDAYS=7 if [ "`find ~/.svn/entries -mtime +$MAXDAYS -print`" ] ; then printf "\n\n~/ hasn't been updated in over %d days.\n\n" $MAXDAYS fi