Get emails about pending system updates with cron-pacmatic

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Fourth, it pesters you to stay on top of configuration updates. Pacman has always reported new configuration files, but pacmatic is a little more in your face about actually taking care of them. For actually merging the files, vimdiff is used. If you are used to graphical diff programs, Vimdiff can take a bit of adjusting. Full details are found with :help vimdiff, but here is the shortest primer to make vimdiff useful:

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