Archive Specification File¶
Archive specification file contains all information needed for creation of a single archive.
Options in the .aa file are divided into sections. A section begins with the section name enclosed in square brackets. It contains variables which represents the options.
Variables are written in the
option-name = value form, one variable per line. Boolean values are written as
no. For path values, tilde (
~) is expanded to the user’s home. Form
option-name = can be
used to specify a variable with undefined value.
exclude-files options that contains spaces has to be enclosed in double quotes
""). They may contain standard shell wildcards.
When specifying the value it is possible to refer to other variables in the form
Lines beginning with
; are ignored and may be used for comments.
Two sections are valid:
[Archive] (optional) and
This section can contain configuration options which are, when specified, overriding the ones specified in configuration files and command line.
Options valid in the [Archive] section:
See Usage for their description.
This section contains options specific to an archive. All options except
name are required.
Options valid in the [Content] section:
Path to archive root. All paths and file names specified in the same archive specification file will be relative to this path. It will be also the root of the created archive.
List of space separated file or directory names to backup. Paths here are relative to the path specified in
pathvariable above. Starting forward slash (
/) from absolute paths as well as parent directory tokens (
..) will be ignored.
List of space separated file or directory names to be excluded from the backup. Use
exclude-files =to specify that no files should be excluded. Similarly to
include-filesthese paths are relative to