[Dirvish] Re: Eric's install improvements
em-dirvish-1 at nerim.net
Wed Dec 22 13:07:13 PST 2004
On Wednesday 22 Dec 2004 16:00, Keith Lofstrom spake thus:
> Regards the --destdir= option; today, the 4 dirvish programs (dirvish,
> dirvish-locate, dirvish-runall, and dirvish-expire) are all superuser
That is not strictly speaking true. Any user can run those programs - they
don't even need access to the master configuration file since they can use
the --config option to override the default search path. So they can set up
there own backup system if they so wish. User's just need read access to the
directories they wish to back up, and write access to the backup destination.
A user could very well use dirvish to backup their own data within
directories to which they have write access.
However, as mentionned by Paul, the fact of the matter is that dirvish is
mainly aimed at sys-admins making system backups. Hence Paul's Debian
packaging targets the sys-admin bin directory (/usr/sbin).
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