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May 08, 2008, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"Suppose you've been good (or sort of good anyway), and you have a huge stack of CD-ROMs (or DVDs) with backups and archives of your old files. Great. But how can you find anything? I solved this problem today by making an index of all the files stored on these disks using a few simple GNU command line tools.

"I have a metal CD case that is supposed to hold 200 CDs about half full of CDs, most of which are backups or archives. That's about 75 backup disks..."

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