Re: diffent machines, same environment?

Ernest Prabhakar (
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 14:01:36 -0700

<fontfamily><param>Helvetica</param>We call it Macintosh Manager. :-)

Seriously, I remember CMU has something built around a derivative of =
LDAP that would store more general preference information. Last I heard =
they only used it for things like Browser Bookmarks, but it seems like a =
general "Preference Server" would be feasible...

-- Ernie P.

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Has anybody figured out a good way to handle this...

One of my biggest pet peeves as a computer user is that I've got several

machines, each with their own )*&*(&^! copies of config files and the


My two primary machines are a Solaris box at work and a linux laptop...

Each has its own .fvwm2rc, .emacs, .mailrc and on and on. Whenever I

change one, I forget to change the other.

Having to manually sync things, when I notice a difference, sucks. :-)

Anybody got any strategies for dealing with this kind of thing?



John Klassa / Cisco Systems, Inc. / RTP, NC / USA / / =