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The file ‘backup-specs’ specifies backup parameters for the
backup and restoration scripts provided with
tar. You must
edit ‘backup-specs’ to fit your system configuration and schedule
before using these scripts.
Syntactically, ‘backup-specs’ is a shell script, containing
mainly variable assignments. However, any valid shell construct
is allowed in this file. Particularly, you may wish to define
functions within that script (e.g., see
For more information about shell script syntax, please refer to
the definition of the Shell Command Language. See also
(bashref)Top section `Bash Features' in Bash Reference Manual.
The shell variables controlling behavior of
restore are described in the following subsections.
|5.4.1 General-Purpose Variables|
|5.4.2 Magnetic Tape Control|
|5.4.3 User Hooks|
|5.4.4 An Example Text of ‘Backup-specs’|
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