bup-ftp man page
bup-ftp — ftp-like client for navigating bup repositories
bup ftp is a command-line tool for navigating bup repositories. It has commands similar to the Unix ftp(1) command. The file hierarchy is the same as that shown by bup-fuse(1) and bup-ls(1).
Note: if your system has the python-readline library installed, you can use the <tab> key to complete filenames while navigating your backup data. This will save you a lot of typing.
The following commands are available inside
- ls [-s] [-a] [path]
print the contents of a directory. If no path argument is given, the current directory's contents are listed. If -a is given, also include hidden files (files which start with a
.character). If -s is given, each file is displayed with its hash from the bup archive to its left.
- cd dirname
change to a different working directory
print the path of the current working directory
- cat filenames...
print the contents of one or more files to stdout
- get filename localname
download the contents of filename and save it to disk as localname. If localname is omitted, uses filename as the local name.
- mget filenames...
download the contents of the given filenames and stores them to disk under the same names. The filenames may contain Unix filename globs (
print a list of available commands
$ bup ftp bup> ls mybackup/ yourbackup/ bup> cd mybackup/ bup> ls 2010-02-05-185507@ 2010-02-05-185508@ latest@ bup> cd latest/ bup> ls (...etc...) bup> get myfile Saving 'myfile' bup> quit
bup-fuse(1), bup-ls(1), bup-save(1), bup-restore(1)
Part of the bup(1) suite.
Avery Pennarun <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
bup(1), bup-fuse(1), bup-ls(1), bup-restore(1), bup-tag(1), bup-web(1).