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Re: Confusion about including and excluding files in tarsnap.conf versus the command line

Hi Graham,

Thanks for your reply, and my humble apologies for the ridiculous length
of time in responding. I blame Christmas.

Have finally got back to this and I see the mistake in my script that
meant the output file wasn't even being created. Totally my fault.


On Sat, 2018-11-24 at 12:30 -0800, Graham Percival wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 05:33:03PM -0800, Craig Hartnett wrote:
> > Hi Graham,
> > 
> > Thanks for your reply. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.
> No problem.  I'm glad it worked out!
> > The cron job has been happily running all week, so things are good.
> > However, the script at https://www.tarsnap.com/tips.html#receive-mail
> > refers to an output file that isn't actually created, so should I be
> > specifying the output file name on the command line or somewhere else?
> > Doesn't seem like it's needed though, as cron sends along the output
> > anyway.
> I'm not certain that I follow.  That script creates a (temporary) output file,
> dumps info into it[1], emails it to you, then deletes the output file.
> Hmm, the script would be easier to read if I had a
>     # Clean up
>     rm $tarsnap_output_filename
> comment.
> [1] I just noticed that it only sends info if you have "print-stats" in a
> config file; otherwise a successful backup will send an empty email with the
> subject "Tarsnap backup success".  I think that's the right behaviour to have,
> but I should add a note about print-stats.
> Cheers,
> - Graham