Backups (was: Re: [darcs-users] Possibly a very simplistic solution)

David Roundy droundy at
Thu May 20 10:31:42 UTC 2004

On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 02:22:11PM +0200, Ketil Malde wrote:
> David Roundy <droundy at> writes:
> >> Another thing, I'm currently backing up by find(1)ing all _darcs
> >> directories, and tar(1)ing them up, and pushing the tars to a backed
> >> up volume.  Apparently, I can recover by doing a "darcs revert".
> > It's perfectly safe--as long as you don't want to back up your unrecorded
> > changes.
> Ok, thanks!
> Hmm...perhaps I could add a 'darcs whats > unrecorded.patch' before I
> generate the tar.bz2? 
> (For the obvious reason of object files and other junk cluttering up
> the working directories, I want to exclude them from the backup.

Hmmmm.  I'd probably go with either a 'darcs diff > unrecorded.patch',
since there's no way to apply the output of whatsnew.
David Roundy

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