tarsnap.conf man page

tarsnap.conf — configuration file for tarsnap(1)

Description

The tarsnap.conf file is read by the tarsnap(1) utility and specifies default options which will be ignored if the options in question are specified at the command line. Options may be specified in /etc/tarsnap.conf and/or ~/.tarsnaprc; if the two files conflict, the user's local configuration takes precedence.

The tarsnap.conf file(s) contain lines consisting of a case-sensitive option name and zero or one parameters depending upon the option. Empty lines and lines starting with a ‘#’ character are ignored.

If a parameter begins with a ‘~’ character, it will be replaced by the value of the HOME variable (the current user's home directory).

The following options may be specified:

aggressive-networking
cachedir cache-dir
checkpoint-bytes bytespercheckpoint
disk-pause X
exclude pattern
humanize-numbers
include pattern
insane-filesystems
iso-dates
keyfile key-file
lowmem
maxbw
maxbw-rate
maxbw-rate-down
maxbw-rate-up
nodump
normalmem
no-aggressive-networking
no-config-exclude
no-config-include
no-disk-pause
no-humanize-numbers
no-insane-filesystems
no-iso-dates
no-maxbw
no-maxbw-rate-down
no-maxbw-rate-up
no-nodump
no-print-stats
no-quiet
no-retry-forever
no-snaptime
no-store-atime
no-totals
print-stats
quiet
retry-forever
snaptime file
store-atime
totals
verylowmem

Each option is handled the same way as the corresponding --option; see tarsnap(1) for more details. Note that the normalmem and no-* options are only useful in the user-specific ~/.tarsnaprc configuration file, at which point they act to override options set in the global /etc/tarsnap.conf configuration file.

Files

/etc/tarsnap.conf

The system global tarsnap.conf configuration file. Parameters specified here only take effect if they are not specified via the current user's local configuration file or via the command line.

~/.tarsnaprc

The tarsnap.conf configuration file for the current user. Parameters specified here take effect unless they are specified via the command line.

See Also

tarsnap(1)

Referenced By

tarsnap(1).

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