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Re: Forum for sharing windows-specific 'bash' scripts.


I have a snapshot-generating script called "snap." It's attached. There is usage output via the "--help" argument and a little header commentary in the script itself.

% snap --help
# snap: Usage
#   -c          Run target directory's "clean" program, if any
#   -D <dir>    Place snapshot file in specified <dir>
#   -f          Force overwrite of existing snapshot file
#   -q          Operate quietly (only error messages)
#   -v          Operate verbosely (list files placed in snapshot)
#   -nv         Operate non-verbosely (only action summary output)
#   -j          Use Bzip2 compression
#   -z          Use Gzip compression
#   -w          Create Zip (a.k.a. WinZip) archive
#   -u          Use no compression
#   -m          Include minute in snapshot file name timestamp
#   -h          Include hour in snapshot file name timestamp
#   -d          Include day in snapshot file name timestamp
#   -t          Include no timestamp in snapshot file name'
#   --help      Print this usage summary

Randall Schulz

At 10:23 2003-03-25, Jason Dufair wrote:
I'd love to see the scripts. I have written some of my own, but have run into the full name and path problem. Please post.

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

On Tue, 25 Mar 2003, Lee D. Rothstein wrote:

Because of a number of problems in backup, I have written a
couple of Cygwin-specific bash scripts that I use to backup my
system. Is there a forum for sharing these kinds of things? (Of
course, they use 'bzip' and 'tar'.) BTW, I am not convinced that
these scripts will save the "free world" from the heartbreak of
psoriasis. Rather, I think that my script and others like it will
benefit from sharing of ideas and "peer review". However, they
are undeserving of full-fledged open
source/Freshmeat/SourceForge/... treatment.

One of the interesting motives of these scripts, BTW, is
preserving the full names and paths of the original files and
directories on NTFS, when they are copied to other media such
as CD-R/RW, Firewire and FAT ... devices.


So... What's the question? ;-)

If you were simply planning to announce the scripts, then this probably is
the best forum (in which case you might also want to attach them).

Alternatively, you could try providing (and maintaining) them as a Cygwin
package (which is not as hard as people think), and see if they get
accepted/voted for.

-- Jason Dufair

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