[kwlug-disc] rcs (git?) integration/prevalence? [Was: CSS: varying colours based on inheritance]

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Fri Jul 8 13:12:13 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jul 08, 2011 at 11:54:42AM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>> The more I ponder this, the more I think this could be done by writing
>> a FUSE filesystem driver with a git backend....
>> *google searches*
>> And what do you know?  gitfs and figfs already exist.  I wonder if
>> they do what we want.  If not, maybe combining with something like
>> git-annex or bup would work.
>> This project needs programmers with free time. :-)
> So, clearly, my premise is understood. Joe user getting on with his  
> daily use, on all file types, be it .odt or .jpg or even .raw, and the  
> magic that is rcs sitting in the background just making this all  
> transparent to him. Add a couple of generic utilities for reverting back 
> and recovering disk space (by deleting intermediate versions).

This sounds like the functionality documented here: 

According to that page such functionality is in btrfs, as
functionality called "file cloning". Userland support is a different
issue, although apparently coreutils has support now. 

- Paul


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