Auto save for .txt files
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Sun Aug 22 06:57:52 UTC 2010
On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 1:56 AM, Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com> wrote:
> 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.
Nothing relevant to the present scenario!
> That said, you can find files modified since the last save and save them with
> whatever means you wish, such as rsync.
Would search about it ('rsync').
> This is an example, remember I just made it up:
> touch next-save
> find . -name *.txt -mnewer last-save -mmin +10 >save-list
> rsync -a --files-from=save-list DESTINATION &&
> mv next-save last-save
I try this example.
> 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.
Yes, thanks for this information. I would try these.
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