how do i scp .dotfiles??
kline at thought.org
Sun Aug 29 19:54:30 UTC 2010
On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 12:12:11PM -0700, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> >>>>> "'Gary" == 'Gary Kline' <kline at thought.org> writes:
> >> There's a big difference between:
> >> cd $HOME && gtar cfz /tmp/xx.tgz . # should get everything
> >> and
> >> cd $HOME && gtar cfz /tmp/xx.tgz * # will miss all the dotfiles
> >> Did you do the latter, by chance?
> 'Gary> Sure. my default is the asterisk.
> Well, there's your problem. Sometimes, you have to actually think
> about what you're doing. :)
LOL! man, when i get into hackery mode--especially playing at being a
system admin-- i just go into autopilot. well, live and learn.
this stuff has been a good reminder. hope it helps a few others
listmembers. (FWIW,I actually did find the dot vs asterisk note in a
old howto file. i dont know if i ought to fess up, but i am.)
here's another fwiw before i really launch: it pays to do a du from
$HOME every few [n] months. i'm finding so much unused crud, e.g.
~/.wine from 2004, that my drive is going to weigh a few pounds less...
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