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[ale] Full backup including hidden files

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.
> Thanks.

 From $HOME:

tar cvzf /tmp/home.tgz .

Then burn it to your cd.

Until later, Geoffrey