Re: backingup /home/foo/.* files
Please wrap your text.
> [...] i've become interested in backing up my /home/foo directory (by:
> tar cvzf <backup_file_name>.tar.gz *).
> i've noticed that such backup does not include my /home/foo/.*
> (hidden) files, like .muttrc....
$ man bash
When a pattern is used for pathname expansion, the character ``.'' at
the start of a name or immediately following a slash must be matched
Try "echo *" to see this in action-- it won't list your . files.
Try this to create a complete archive of your home directory:
$ tar cvzf backup.tar.gz /home/foo
Finally, if you're kernel is panic-ing a lot, try mounting all your
filesystems with the "sync" option to reduce the severity of the fs