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Re: Protecting user changes in developer scripts handled files

On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> 	I am starting to package this script, and also starting to
>  consider a central file as a repository of all md5sum data for the
>  machine, which has to be handled with special care (unfortunately,
>  logrotate is not essential ;-().

You may want to handle updates to this file the same way dpkg does.  During
long operations, updates go into a .d style dir, one update per
file(sequential name).  Then, at the end, all those files are merged back to
the main file.

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