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Taper is an easy to use backup solution. It allows backups to tape drives, filesystems, floppy drives, removable devices or any device that GNU/Linux supports. Incremental backup & selective restores are available, as well as backup verifies.


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Download version 6.9b (stable)
released on 2 March 2000


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GPLv2Janet Casey22 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Yusuf Nagree Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use gcc 2.6.1 or later
Required to use ncurses library v1.9.6 or later with the forms library

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 May 2005.


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