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Attic - Maintain backups with a time stamp

Description
Installation & Usage
Important commands
Known Problems
Download
Version history

Description

This is a simple package for maintaining time-stamped backups.

This is how it works: If a file was last saved on the 19th of July 2002 and the the current buffer's file is "~/test", the command `attic-store' will save a copy in "~/.attic/last/" and in "~/.attic/020719/". If the variable `attic-compress-cmd' is set, the backuped files will be compressed -- "gzip" is used by default. Later you can use the commands `attic-compare-with-last' and `attic-compare-with-version' to generate an ediff between the current version and one of the backuped ones.

Installation & Usage

Put (require 'attic) (attic-install) into your startup/user init file. Call `attic-store' to make a backup.

Important commands

`attic-store'
Save a backup.
`attic-store-special'
Save an annotated backup.
`attic-compare-with-last'
Compare the current file with its last backuped version.
`attic-compare-with-version'
Compare the current file with a backuped version.

The important variables are:

`attic-date-format'
This variable defines if you want to make daily, weekly, monthly etc. backups.
`attic-compress-cmd'
Set the command used for compression.
`attic-compress-suffix'
set the suffix used by `attic-compress-cmd'.

Known Problems

Download

Requirements: tellib

v 1.0.1: attic.el.gz

All elisp files on this site: tellib.tar.gz

Version history

v1.0
initial release


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