A Directory-Shadowing Shell Script For Linux
Are you ever editing away on some program or document and suddenly realize that you're progressing down the wrong path? And then realize that the version you had two hours ago was the one you now need? Yes, the earlier version that you've since edited into something quite different is the one you wish you could have back.
The tiny GPL'd shell script described in this article will let you automatically take snapshots at regular intervals of your source code or document directory. It will then store the last few versions of files you change so that you can retrieve an older version when you need to. It is also useful for keeping versions of files that change without direct human management.
(Submitted by Ray Yeargin Mon May 20, 2002 )
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