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From: kvik@a-b.xyz
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] Free Carrots #4: Making Backups
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 07:37:21 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <d8501e378110871e4c7aa85bba182f2d@a-b.xyz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <AED1E9E6B2E05EC74C94C5E79CA23505@9lab.org>

> clone⁽¹⁾ is usually one of the first things I put on
> a machine as I am not aware of a more convenient way
> to copy file hierarchies from A to B (thanks kvik) in
> a fast way.

Glad my shitware is of help to you. :)

> Has clone been considered as an addition to the 9front
> base system in the past?

I'd veto this on the basis of it (clone) being incomplete
as a replacement for disk/mkfs for the described backup
managing task. Primarily, it has to (1) learn to read the
"job" in the form of a proto file, and (2) be able to filter
out "up to date" files.

The current code kinda sucks (don't you judge me!) which
makes these two things more difficult to implement than ideal.

Writing a fresh version which takes into account the above
points should be easy with the benefit of hindsight.
Unfortunately I'm quite busy typing C++ at work which leaves
me with very little motivation to touch computers in my spare


  reply	other threads:[~2022-04-25  7:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-23  4:22 Stanley Lieber
2022-04-25  6:21 ` igor
2022-04-25  7:37   ` kvik [this message]
2022-04-25 10:31     ` sirjofri
2022-04-25 10:39       ` Lyndon Nerenberg (VE7TFX/VE6BBM)
2022-04-25 12:32         ` hiro
2022-04-26 11:42       ` qwx
2022-04-26 14:23         ` Steve Simon
2022-04-27 23:30         ` sl

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