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Old 02-23-2010, 08:37 AM   #31
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I don't really see why you would care about restoring settings so much, as they are easy to set back once you install a program.

Anyway, to make a compressed tarball of your home folder, including your personal settings, run this command:

tar -cvzf mybackup.tar.gz ~

Now mypabkup.tar.gz is a gzip compressed tarball, which is both takes up less space than copying home to a flash drive, and it will preserve your permissions, even if saved on a FS that does not support permissions.
 
  


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