Auto save for .txt files
davidsen at tmr.com
Sat Aug 21 20:26:00 UTC 2010
Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> Is there any way to have auto save option for .txt files in Fedora.
> Means, if we write something, in some seconds (fixed, e.g., 10 secs)
> that after which it automatically saves the name.txt files while
> creating any new file in Fedora.
Just keep in mind that a file, if open, may be in some state only a mother could
love. You really have to be selective about saving open files, or eventually you
will save a file which is not in a useful state.
That said, you can find files modified since the last save and save them with
whatever means you wish, such as rsync.
This is an example, remember I just made it up:
find . -name *.txt -mnewer last-save -mmin +10 >save-list
rsync -a --files-from=save-list DESTINATION &&
mv next-save last-save
Save files modified since the previous save, but untouched for ten minutes,
since that improves your chance that the file is in a useful state, retry until
the backup succeeds.
Run that as a script every hour or so.
NOTE: this is one of dozens of solutions, unless the data in the files is vastly
valuable I'd just back them all up once a day. That's me, the cost of backup
should not be greater than the cost of recreation.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot
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