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beloved command line for sync

September 20, 2014

With all machines running some version of *IX, the command line and rsync are the best to keep files synched between different medias. Or copying all the stuff under /home to an external drive or storage quickly. Something like:

scasagra@umabotMint /media/scasagra/FreeAgent Drive/backup.asus15 $ sudo rsync -azv /home/ .

2 small tricks here:

  1. if using an external USB drive in Linux cd to /media/<your user>/<name of the USB drive> #to find the name you can sudo mount and check what’s mounted at /dev/sdb1 (or /dev/sdb2)
  2. run with sudo if you plan to copy all files and users under the directory /home
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