How to put your /etc under svk

This is convenient, here's how to do it:

# Install svk
apt-get install svk

# Initialize a depot in /root/.svk
svk depotmap --init

# Import /etc making it a working copy
svk import --to-checkout //etc /etc

# Make your depot not that readable
chmod -R go-rwx ~/.svk

# Remove volatile files from revision control
cd /etc
svk rm -K adjtime

...and voilà, you have /etc/ under revision control, without CVS or .svn or {arch} or .bzr files around. The syntax of svk is just like the syntax of svn, of which it's a distributed extension.