I run three instances of Mint, and if I worked “the normal way” doing one of it’s rather frequent updates would mean having to copy the same files three times. Since I’m lazy, I don’t feel like doing that. What I’ve done is pick one “main” Mint install, and symlink all files in other directories except the config file to that directory.
Symlinking those things is easy, for instance for css3.info I did this:
mv pepper pepper_old
ln -s /var/www/joostdevalk.nl/mint/pepper/ .[/code]
Repeat this for the
stylesdirectories, and for the
index.phpfile, and the next time you're updating, you only have to copy your files once!