Section: User Commands (1) Updated: Local index
bup-ftp - ftp-like client for navigating bup repositories
bup ftp is a command-line tool for navigating bup
It has commands similar to the Unix ftp(1) command.
The file hierarchy is the same as that shown by
bup-fuse(1) and bup-ls(1).
Note: if your system has the python-readline library installed, you
can use the <tab> key to complete filenames while navigating your
This will save you a lot of typing.
The following commands are available inside bup ftp:
- ls [-a]
print the contents of the current working directory.
If -a is given, also include hidden files (files which start with a
- cd dirname
change to a different working directory
print the path of the current working directory
- cat filenames...
print the contents of one or more files to stdout
- get filename localname
download the contents of filename and save it to disk as
If localname is omitted, uses filename as the
- mget filenames...
download the contents of the given filenames and stores
them to disk under the same names.
The filenames may contain Unix filename globs (*,
print a list of available commands
exit the bup ftp client
$ bup ftp
bup> cd mybackup/
2010-02-05-185507@ 2010-02-05-185508@ latest@
bup> cd latest/
bup> get myfile
bup-fuse(1), bup-ls(1), bup-save(1),
Part of the bup(1) suite.
Avery Pennarun <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Time: 21:09:45 GMT, April 16, 2011