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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Flashback Version 1.8 Update Released

I have just posted an update, version 1.8, of Flashback, my instant directory tree snapshot utility for Linux and other Unix-like systems. The major change in this release is fixing problems which occurred with file names that contain spaces and characters which have special meanings to the shell, including horrors such as:
File with rogue's gallery: ~`#$&*()\|[]{};"'''<>?!
In addition, Flashback can be configured to use a variety of file compression utilities such as gzip, bzip2, and xz, automatically back up to removable media such as USB drives when inserted, and mirror backups on remote systems with scp.

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