Your files will be assimilated

Going on from Here

As you can tell by the number of sub-commands, there is much more to BorgBackup than I have presented here. I have given an overview of basic considerations, plus enough additional material to use BorgBackup with some efficiency. If you want to learn more, I suggest not using the rather verbose man page, but going instead to the online documentation, which is divided into a Quick Start and more advanced instructions.

BorgBackup is just different enough from other archive tools that it takes a while to learn. However, once learned, its structure is quick and efficient. Take the time to understand it, and you might just decide that BorgBackup is your backup utility of choice – even if you are accustomed to a GUI.

Figure 2: The list sub-command displays the contents of an archive.

The Author

Bruce Byfield is a computer journalist and a freelance writer and editor specializing in free and open source software. In addition to his writing projects, he also teaches live and e-learning courses. In his spare time, Bruce writes about Northwest coast art. You can read more of his work at

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