*Please* read the included README, so you understand the security aspects, and how it all works. For the impatient: Run etckeeper init cd /etc git status git commit -m 'msg' to get etckeeper started. Once you do that, the cronjob is in place and it'll do daily autocommits for you. To disable it, set AVOID_DAILY_AUTOCOMMITS=1 in /etc/etckeeper/etckeeper.conf. There's also a yum plugin enabled that autocommits before and after each yum transaction. It can be disabled in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/etckeeper.conf. If you ever want to deinstall etckeeper via yum, disable the plugin like this: "yum --disableplugin=etckeeper remove etckeeper".