I've done a little improving on the `backup-cvs-work' script I wrote. The new copy is in: <URL:http://master.debian.org/~karlheg/Perl/> There are some example files to go along with it. `backup-cvs-work' will take a list of checkout directories, and then look in those for files that are either not under CVS control or that have been modified according to `cvs -f -n update -R'. It makes a list of what it finds, and creates a backup archive of just those files. I use this for my `sparse' backup system... I back up the repository itself, then just the changed files from the working checkouts. It also works for backing up what you've locally modified from a remote anon cvs checkout. Since the archives are name extended with the full path to the work directory, and with the directory owner's login, the archive filenames are both unique and easy to see whos stuff is in them and from where. I hope this saves a lot of backup tape.
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