[arch-general] migrating Arch to a new machine - what config to keep

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 19:28:16 EST 2012

> I read this one:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Migrate_installation_to_new_hardware
> and basically I'd like to elaborate on how to merge the configs in
> /etc (or else?)

You can get a list of files in backup arrays that you've modified with
`pacman -Qii | grep '^MODIFIED'`, which won't include configuration
files that you've created yourself but you can track those down by
printing out a list of unowned files in /etc. Anything not either in a
backup array or unowned would just be overwritten on package updates

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