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Old 04-19-2008, 05:22 AM   #1
andrew.46
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mkisofs -no-bak error message?


I am working on a script to intermittently backup a few directories to DVD. The growisifs / mkisofs command at the moment is:

Code:
growisofs -dvd-compat -speed=1 -Z /dev/dvd \
             -r -J -l -V Backup_`date +"%d_%B_%Y"` \
            -allow-multidot -allow-leading-dots \
            -x /etc/mtab -hide-rr-moved -no-bak \
            -graft-points "home/=/home/andrew" "etc/=/etc" \
            "crontabs/=/var/spool/cron/crontabs"
All of which works well enough except the -no-bak option which I have been unable to use. The error message is:

Code:
Bad Option '-no-bak' (error -1 BADFLAG).
Usage: mkisofs [options] [-find] file... [find expression]

Use mkisofs -help
to get a list all of valid options.

Use mkisofs -find -help
to get a list of all valid -find options.
But following up these directions yielded no information that I could see as useful.

I am using Slackware 12 + the mkisofs that came with it:

Code:
andrew@ilium~$ mkisofs --version
mkisofs 2.01.01a23 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
Thanks for anyone who can steer me in the right direction.

Andrew
 
Old 04-19-2008, 06:00 AM   #2
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Does '-nobak' work?
 
Old 04-19-2008, 06:24 AM   #3
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I tried this before, as the man page seems to use both:

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnashley View Post
Does '-nobak' work?

But just to be sure I tried again and:

Code:
Bad Option '-nobak' (error -1 BADFLAG).
Usage: mkisofs [options] [-find] file... [find expression]
Can you duplicate this error or is it just me?

Andrew
 
Old 04-22-2008, 06:29 PM   #4
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Just for the record I posted this query on the cdrecord support mailing list with the following answer:

Quote:
It seems that this option was removed by mistake with 2.01.01a22,
thank you for the information.

Jörg
Have to wait for the next version or downgrade.

Andrew
 
  


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