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Re: backintime

On Wednesday 16 January 2019 12:29:50 David Wright wrote:

> On Wed 16 Jan 2019 at 11:59:39 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > 2 instant questions about backintime, which I just now installed to
> > make small backups as I work on some machine config files, and some
> > gcode to go with linuxcnc.
> >
> > This after haveing suffered the of having xmlindent nissfire and
> > left me with an empty xml file of over 250 loc I've had to reinvent
> > from scratch.
> >
> > A round of shingles to the author of that manpage.  Now I know its a
> > filter you pipe input to, but thats not mentioned in the manpage.
> A bit harsh; doesn't "*stream* formatter" mean that it's a filter?
If one goes back and reads it 5 or 6 times that eventually becomes a 
clue, one that bit me hard and took about 2 days to recover from.

> > Anyway, I want to setup A) a directory in my home page on that
> > machine B) two profiles to watch 2 directories and their subdirs as
> > two separate progile's.  which I've done, both useing the same
> > /home/gene/backup dir for the snapshots.
> > But all I can get out of backintime-gnome is that the backup
> > location is invalid.
> Can it use the same location for two profiles (asked in ignorance)?
> What happens if you split things up?

Dunno, didn't try that. What I did do was find the saveas stuff was 
turned off by default in geany's prefs, and once that was enabled, I now 
have time stamped backups of everything I touch in that assigned 
directory. This is basically what I wanted in the first place, so now if 
I fubar something, I can with a quick mc session, backup 1 to however 
many versions it takes to get back to working but possibly incomplete 
code. The 4 align function buttons and tallies are now working. There 
are 5 more buttons in that group that should work, but they are designed 
to be used with camera vision, but all that is in old python and 
stability is not in its known vocabulary.  And TBT, it needs to find a 
camera with a much longer, and focusable lens not found on ebay, to be 
really usable. But I'm still looking. :)

> Cheers,
> David.

Thanks David.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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