dispatch-conf rather that etc-update

nano -w /etc/dispatch-conf.conf
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merge=”vimdiff -c ‘saveas %s’ -c next -c ‘setlocal nomodifiable readonly’ -c prev %s %s”
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Note: The left pane will hold the original config file saved as the merge output, so make changes in the left pane and save that pane. To help you remember the right hand pane (containing the new config file) will be marked unmodifiable and read-only.
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emerge rcs
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this tells dispatch-conf to save a history of any changes to your config files in an RCS repository
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