Opensuse 12.3 Milestone 1 was released on Thursday (Nov 8, 2012), so it was not long before I downloaded the DVD image and attempted an install. I actually downloaded both the 64bit DVD image and the 64bit live KDE image. The download went smoothly. I used “aria2c” from the command line, to download the meta-link provided. There did not appear to be a gpg signature to verify the download, so I made do by verifying the sha256 checksum.
After installing linux, I usually make a few configuration changes to adapt the system to the way that I wish to use it. Those changes are often to configuration files in “/etc” or in a subdirectory of “/etc”. I have previously mentioned that I use “rcs” to keep track of those changes. Now that I have discussed how to use “rcs” it is time to give more detail.
In an earlier post, I introduced “rcs” and indicated that I intended to provide a tutorial on how to use the package of commands. This post will be that tutorial. I shall explain how to use it for the kind of simple use an individual linux user might have. I shall illustrate that with a shell script.
Our simple shell script will be to display the string “Hello world” with a few later modifications. And we shall be using the “rcs” package of commands to keep track of the modifications.