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Creates backups of your files and directories.

Project description

Simple utility that makes backups of your files/directories.


sudo pip install bkp


  • This software is expected to work with Python 3.6, 3.7 and compatible.

  • It has never been tested under operating systems other than Linux.

  • For editing messages interactively (-M switch) you need either have vi installed, or set EDITOR system variable to relevant value.


Creating Backups & Restoring

Provided that we have a file or directory: foo/bar/baz

# Create a copy:
bkp foo/bar/baz

# Following copy will be created: foo/bar/baz.b01
# Invoking command again will create foo/bar/baz.b02 etc.

# Restore your file or directory:
bkp -r foo/bar/baz.01

# This will create/overwrite original file/directory: foo/bar/baz

Note that multiple files can be specified in the command line. Output files are always created in the same directory where corresponding input files are located, no matter what CWD at the time.

Working With Archives

Alternatively -a flag can be used to create tar archive instead of a simple copy. Also -m can be used to add comments.

# Create an archive
bkp -am "initial version" foo/bar/baz

# Comment and other details can be obtained by invoking:
bkp -i foo/bar/baz.b03

For more options and explanations invoke bkp --help.


Preparing Environment

python3 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate
python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
python3 -m pip install -r requirements-dev.txt
python3 -m pip install -e .

Modifying Dependencies

# edit
# edit requirements*.in
# git add... commit... push...




twine upload dist/bkp-$VERSION.tar.gz
git tag $VERSION
git push --tags


Author doesn’t take any responsibility for loss or damage caused by this utility. You are using it on your own risk.


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