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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


Download version 2.5.9 (stable)
released on 21 January 2017

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey10 December 2003

Leaders and contributors

Denis Corbin Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
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
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=65612

Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 February 2017.


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