Front end for rdiff-backup

Trevor Harmon
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 02:56:38 +0900

The front end I have in mind would have to do most of its work by parsing the 
text output of rdiff-backup. How likely is it that the output format will 
change in future versions? (Anything but the tiniest change would break a 
front end that expects a certain format from rdiff-backup's stdout.)


On Monday 08 April 2002 4:18 am, Ben Escoto wrote:
> >>>>> "TH" == Trevor Harmon <>
> >>>>> wrote the following on Sun, 7 Apr 2002 19:55:15 +0900
>   TH> The nice thing about rdiff-backup being a command-line utility
>   TH> is that users can choose how to run it. For example, many
>   TH> different front-ends could be made. I'm thinking about writing a
>   TH> simple KDE front end for rdiff-backup. Or has someone started a
>   TH> front end already? Let me know, so I can go ahead if one hasn't
>   TH> been done before.
> Thank you for the kind words (omitted above).  About the front-end, I
> think it might be a good idea.  Although someone a while ago mentioned
> writing a front-end (his plan was to backup users' accounts using
> rdiff-backup and then let them restore their files using a web front
> end) I haven't heard about it since and assume not much work has been
> done.
>     It would be nice to somehow make it easier to restore an old
> increment.  For me, backing up at the command line seems fine, but
> occasionally when I restore it seems a graphical and cleaned-up view
> of the rdiff-backup-data dir would make things easier.