Back up to disk automatically when disk is inserted

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Thu Jan 30 14:53:36 UTC 2020

On Thu, 30 Jan 2020 14:20:46 +0100
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Jan 2020 09:10:35 +0100, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> > Failing this, is there some way for my script to check whether the boot 
> > process has already ended?
> You could do the following: Check /var/log/messages and look
> for the _timestamps_ of


	Slightly less inelegant, compare the inode change timestamp of the
device entry with the last reboot time.

	In shell ls -lc /dev/whatsit and last reboot will get the data - if
they differ by more than a minute it wasn't there at boot.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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