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 bup ftp:
- 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
- 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
(*, ?, etc.)
- print a list of available commands
- exit the bup ftp client
$ bup ftp
bup> cd mybackup/
2010-02-05-185507@ 2010-02-05-185508@ latest@
bup> cd latest/
bup> get myfile
Part of the bup(1) suite.
Avery Pennarun <email@example.com>.