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Re: using make for backups

From: CHEN Cheng
Subject: Re: using make for backups
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 23:42:47 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 11:19:15AM -0400, Harvey Chapman wrote:
> On Aug 24, 2009, at 10:20 AM, CHEN Cheng wrote:
>> Another way to do backup can be `git', which manages Linux kernel 
>> (300MB+),
>> although far less than 2Gb, but it's fast.
> In my case, git wouldn't be an option. My directories are already under 
> source control. My make process tar-gz's the directories to speed up 
> builds. Other projects that need those directories, just pick the TGZ files 
> they need and uncompress them into a common directory. I use them to build 
> small embedded Linux filesystems. I was just looking for a way to keep the 
> directories expanded for source control, to archive them as part of the 
> build, and finally, to get make to update the archives whenever the files 
> change. I think the $(shell find...) approach will work for me since my 
> files are rather small (~11 MB).
Agreed. It really depends what you need.


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