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Old 01-05-2006, 03:26 AM   #1
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Writing a script to backup up /home/username

I need to write a scritp that can list all users dir and backup them up individually as .tar

Can some one please help
Old 01-05-2006, 04:55 AM   #2
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Automating backups with Tar
As for getting a list of all usernames, you're best bet is probably going to be to 'cat' /etc/passwd and pipe it to 'cut -d : -f1' inside a loop.

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Old 01-05-2006, 05:26 AM   #3
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for retrieving user names

just awk would do

awk -F":" '{print $1}' /etc/passwd
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tar cvf home.tar /home


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