cvs commit: src/sbin/dump dump.8 dump.h main.c tape.c src/sbin/restore extern.h main.c restore.8 tape.c

David O'Brien obrien at
Fri Apr 16 08:07:45 PDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 07:58:07PM -0700, Brian Feldman wrote:
> green       2004/04/12 19:58:07 PDT
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     sbin/dump            dump.8 dump.h main.c tape.c 
>     sbin/restore         extern.h main.c restore.8 tape.c 
>   Log:
>   Add -P arguments for dump(8) and restore(8) which allow the user to
>   use backup methods other than files and tapes.  The -P argument is
>   a normal sh(1) pipeline with either $DUMP_VOLUME or $RESTORE_VOLUME
>   defined in the environment, respectively.

Why do you need an option for this?  Can't you just use 'dump ... |' and
'... | restore'?

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