Making backups with pyBackpack

Posted by ardchoille on Sep 18, 2009 11:14 PM EDT
Ian's Thoughts; By Ian MacGregor
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Until yesterday I have been happily making backups of $HOME using the tar command in a bash script. However, my home directory has grown over the years but my storage device hasn't and there are tons of files that I don't really need to backup. So, I set out to learn how to use the --exclude and --exclude-from switches provided by tar. What I found was interesting, these switches didn't work.

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