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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Simple Backup is Mirdir

Nov 22, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"This week is all about simplicity. Mirdir provides a quick and easy way to make an ad hoc backup of important data. With it you can copy a file or directories to your keydisk, or save redundant copies of data you can't afford to lose. It tries to do only one thing, and do it well: mirror a directory. Mirdir is licensed under the GPL. You can download your choice of an executable RPM, source RPM, or a source tarball. To install it on my SUSE 10 desktop box, I chose the executable RPM, used su to install as root, and entered rpm -Uvh mirdir-2.1-1.i386.rpm. On my Ubuntu Breezy machine, I decompressed the tarball, entered the Mirdir subdirectory, ran ./configure and make..."

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