backupetc - Backup /etc dir to a floppy


This is a program to Backup /etc dir to a floppy.


        backupetc will make a tarball of dir. /etc on a floppy disk.    
        backupetc [-h | --help]
        backupetc [-v | --version]


        -h, --help      Display help message and exit.
        -v, --version   Display version and exit.
        NOTE: You must be the superuser to run this script.


        backupetc -h, --help      Display help message and exit.
        backupetc -v, --version   Display version and exit.
        backupetc       Will backup the /etc dir. on a floppy disk.


Unpacking and installing the backupetc script into the /usr/local/bin and a man entry into /usr/man/man1
can be performed with the following series of commands:

# tar -xvfz backupetc-0.5.tar.gz
# cd backupetc-0.5
# su
# [root password]
# make install

or manually copy
backupetc to /usr/local/bin
backupetc.1 to /usr/man/man1


Configure your floppy dev. in line 67 - 69.

Tested With:

SuSE 6.4
SuSE 7.0


Copyright 2000 - 2001, Jogeir Lindseth <>

This software is part of the project, a site for Linux education and advocacy devoted to helping users of legacy operating systems migrate into the future.

You may contact the project at:


This software has been made possible, in part, by the generous contributions of:

William Shotts <>


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

$Id: backupetc.README,v 2001/03/24 13:50:38 bshotts Exp $ backupetc.README