Scroll to navigation
NINJAHELPER - A menu driven curses-based interface to walk you through
Ninjahelper is an helper script to walk you through configuration of the
backup tasks for backupninja. It is a curses based "wizard" with an
intuitive menu-driven interface.
ADDING NEW HELPERS¶
To add an additional 'wizard' to ninjahelper, follow these steps:
- create a file in the handlers directory (eg. /usr/share/backupninja) using
the .helper extension. For example, if you wish to create a helper for the
handler "blue", create the file
- next, add your helper to the global HELPERS variable and define the main
function for your helper (the function name is always
<helper>_wizard). To use the blue.helper as an example:
... do work here ...
- look at the existing helpers to see how they are written. Try to re-use
functions, such as the dialog functions that are defined in
- test, re-test, and test again. Try to break the helper by going backwards,
try to think like someone who has no idea how to configure your handler
would think, try to make your helper as simple as possible. Walk like a
cat, become your shadow, don't let your senses betray you.
BACKUPNINJA was written by the riseup.net collective.