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FAUBACKUP

FAUBACKUP

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: March 10, 2003
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NAME

faubackup - Backup System using a Filesystem for Storage

 

SYNOPSIS

faubackup-find [--noregexp] [regexp]...

 

DESCRIPTION

faubackup-find searches for files in the current directory, and prints their name to standard-output. That output is intended to be piped through faubackup-gather, in order to build a backup.

faubackup-find is a lot like 'find . -depth -print0', with one additional feature: you can specify a filter list of files to ignore. When a directory matches one of these filters, the whole directory gets ignored (like in find without -depth).

As the output is relative to the current directory, so are the filters. You can't use absolute paths here.

You can specify these filters using one of these two formats: shell-like and perl-regexp. Shell-like filters have '*' and '?' Wildcards. In addition to most shells, faubackup-find filters understand a special '**' Wildcard, matching everything, even subdirectories. For example, '**/,*' matches all files beginning with a comma, in all subdirectories, while '*~' only matches files in the current directory that end with a tilde. The second form, Perl regexps can be used by prepending them with 'REGEXP:'. As Perl regular expressions may be used for malicous things, it is possible to disable all Perl regexps via the command line option --noregexp.

Both types of filters are matched against the relative path of files (with an implicit ^ at the beginning and $ at the end). A filter that begins with '**/' is handled specially and also matches files in the current directory, although these files don't have a / in their path.

Filter expressions are read from the command line and from .faubackuprc files in each subdirectory. Those specified at the command line are matched against every file, while those read from a directory only affect that directory (and subdirectories eventually).

 

OPTIONS

--noregexp
Disable perl regular expressions in ignore lists.

--one-file-system-L
Don't traverse into other file systems.

 

FILES

.faubackuprc
Configuration for faubackup-find. Lines beginning with # are comments. faubackup-find recognizes lines that start with 'Ignore', specifying a filter for that directory. All files matching that filter will be ignored. Example: 'Ignore **.o' ignores all object files in all subdirectories.

 

BUGS

Please report all bugs to faubackup-user@lists.sourceforge.net.

Man-pages may be confusing ;-). Please send your ideas/comments to help improve faubackup.

 

SEE ALSO

faubackup(8), find(1),

 

COPYRIGHT

FauBackup is Copyright (c) 2000-01 Dr. Volkmar Sieh, (c) 2000-06 Martin Waitz. Developed at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

FauBackup comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version. Look at COPYING for details.

 

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Martin Waitz <tali@admingilde.org>.

 

CONTACT

mailto:faubackup-user@lists.sourceforge.net


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
BUGS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT
AUTHOR
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