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Disk ARchive 2.4.14
Dar is a shell command that makes backup of a directory tree and files. Its features include splitting archives over several files, DVD, CD, ZIP, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, strong encryption, proper saving and restoration of hard links, extended attributes, file forks, Door inodes, and sparse files, remote backup using pipes and external commands (such as ssh), and rearrangement of the "slices" of an existing archive. It can run commands between slices, before and after saving some defined files or directories (for a proper database backup, for example), and quickly retrieve individual files from differential and full backups. Several external GUIs exist as alternatives to its CLI interface, like kdar, DarGUI, SaraB, etc.

Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the cache layer, used to reduce context switches when using Dar over SSH. This cache layer could grow continuously, leading dar/libdar using up half of the RAM depending on the operating system. Some minor typos and display bugs have also been fixed, and the configure script was adapted to better integrate with FreeBSD systems.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Archiving, Compression, Packaging, Utilities, Security, Cryptography, backup, DVD, Disks, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPLv2


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