*Please* read the included README, so you understand the security aspects, and how it all works. For the impatient: Run etckeeper init etckeeper vcs status etckeeper vcs 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 a yum plugin enabled that autocommits before and after each yum transaction. A dnf plugin is also included, in the subpackage etckeeper-dnf. The yum plugin can be disabled in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/etckeeper.conf.