If you've made changes to a configuration file that was originally
installed by RPM, your changes won't be lost if you erase the package.
Say, for example, that we've made changes to
(a config file), which was
installed as part of the
But if we take a look in
, look what's
# ls -al
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 Jun 17 22:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 2048 Jun 17 19:01 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 152 Jun 17 21:54
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 May 13 13:18 .xfm
.bashrc.rpmsave is a copy of your
.bashrc file! Remember, however, that
this feature only works with config files. Not sure how to determine
which files RPM thinks are config files? Chapter 5
will show you how.