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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.



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Janet Casey

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10 December 2003

Leaders and contributors

Denis Corbin Maintainer

Resources and communication

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

Software prerequisites

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


"Python (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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