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Old 11-21-2004, 04:35 PM   #1
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K3B won't back up hidden directories

K3B is a so-so product, but I've had one constant problem with this software, in that it refuses to include any hidden directories in the backup, even as root. I can see no "switch" or other means of selecting this option, so can someone please tell me how to get K3B to do this?

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Hi Robert, and welcome to LQ!

Actually k3b isn't that bad (for a GUI tool, that is) :)

I'm not quite sure if that's correct, but it may well be
a problem of the ISO standard ... my understanding is
that ISO only accepts 8.3 names, chances are that
the .<whatever> is plain simple not a valid name for
ISO ... try changing the session settings to ROCKRIDGE.

Old 11-21-2004, 05:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, Tink,
I'll try that solution. In the interim, I've simply used tar to create the backup and K3B to store the tarball to the CD-ROM.

Appreciate it,
Old 11-21-2004, 09:12 PM   #4
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Hey Tink, I can't find where in any of the settings that I'm supposed to select the RockRidge setting.
Can you tell me where I find this choice?



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