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bup-ftp - ftp-like client for navigating bup repositories


bup ftp


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


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 its left.

cd dirname
change to a different working directory

pwd 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.)

help print a list of available commands

quit exit the bup ftp client


$ bup ftp
bup> ls
mybackup/ yourbackup/

bup> cd mybackup/
bup> ls
2010-02-05-185507@ 2010-02-05-185508@ latest@

bup> cd latest/
bup> ls

bup> get myfile
Saving 'myfile'
bup> quit

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