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Makes a backup of a directory tree and files

'dar' is a shell command that makes backups of a directory tree and files. Its features include splitting archives over several files, CDs, ZIPs, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, proper saving and restoration of hard links and extended attributes, remote backup using pipes and external command (such as ssh), and rearrangement of the "slices" of an existing archive. It can now run commands between slices, scramble archives, and retrieve individual files from differential and full backups.


User tutorial included and available in HTML format from http://dar.linux.free.fr/tutorial.php3; User manpages included and available in HTML format from http://www.99techs.net/linux/home.html; User HOWTO available in HTML format from http://gradha.sdf-eu.org/textos/dar-differential-backup-mini-howto.en.html



version 2.5.9 (stable)
released on 21 January 2017

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Janet Casey

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10 December 2003

Leaders and contributors

Denis Corbin Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=65612
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/dar
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=65612
Bug TrackingHomepagehttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=65612
SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/dar-discussions
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/dar-news
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/dar

Software prerequisites

Required to buildzlib 1.1.4 or later
Required to buildlibbzip2
Weak prerequisiteExtended Attributes

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 April 2018.


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