Originally Posted by ocicat
The situation you describe questions more about synchronization rather than version control, however if being able to retrieve older versions is ever an issue, CVS or Subversion are reasonable choices, & of course, CVS is available in a base install.
However, if mere synchronization is the fundamental problem, then setting up NFS is even simpler, plus you don't have to worry about committing the local sandbox copy all the time, because with NFS whatever is being edited is the only copy.
Could you explain more? I am looking at this current issue myself -- I have several systems that I want to synchronize (especially things such as rc files) and regularly backup (automatically?). However, on NFS, I can't guarantee that one of the systems will have internet connection 100% of the time (laptop) to access a remote system all the time (maybe a solution with periodic sychronization).