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[ale] Full backup including hidden files
- Subject: [ale] Full backup including hidden files
- From: esoteric at 3times25.net (Geoffrey)
- Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 10:42:09 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
Trey Sizemore wrote:
> Perhaps a silly question, but let's say I want to backup my home
> directory (maybe a .tgz file) including all hidden files and
> directories. What would be the best/easiest way to do such? I'd be
> putting this on a removable media like CD-RW.
> I have a lot of files (including hidden ones like .vimrc) that I'd like
> to keep safe.
tar cvzf /tmp/home.tgz .
Then burn it to your cd.
Until later, Geoffrey