Understanding files in /home/user

ac "aec$news" at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Dec 17 15:13:01 UTC 2006

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 17/12/06, ac <"aec$news"@candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
>> I know that rdiff-backup is a little more complex, and I used copy for
>> things initially also.
>> However, rdiff-backup produces a mirror file, compressed only if you
>> wish, and manages increments fairly elegantly, with dates and times.
> Thanks for the information. I do know the merits of rdiff and a few
> other options, however for the specific need that I have cp does seems
> to be the best option. Also, I'd like to keep this thread on-topic as
> regardless of what backup method I use, I'd very much like to know
> what the files on my machine are doing there. For the time being I
> accept the black majic of what happens on most of the file system,
> however, the files in /home/user are very interesting to me at the
> moment as they must be specific to my user account.

I am aware also that other users also backup stuff in user related 
system areas too (/opt? others?), so when you are done with /home , 
there may be other directories to deal with.


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