went through multiple searches, but couldn't find a question that describes this git branch strategy idea on SU or SF. /etc count is currently < 10.
firstly, are there any obvious oversights on my part for using git branches for multiple machine etc-s? i.e. i noticed a "git branches are meant to be shortlived" in one question i browsed.
my primary motivation is the ability to quickly compare and secondarily replicate usually random individual configuration files. it'd be good to have everything pushable into a single central repo for backup.
another issue i think that might be is i'd like to have the central repo with all branches available and visible only in some central management superservermachine directory. actual production /etc-s wouldn't need to have all the history of all the other branches, just the one that's assigned to it. i believe that's possible with making a repo only track a specific remote branch. right?