[Dirvish] Changing expiration dates of existing backups?

Michael Richardson michaelr at catalyst.net.nz
Thu Aug 23 09:34:42 UTC 2012


> is there a semi-automatic way to change the expiration dates of existing
> backups next to editing their summaries manually?
>
> Sorry if its well-known, I searched for it but I didn't find anything.

Well, it's only one step removed, but using sed inline (`sed -i
's/oldregexp/newregexp/`) with carefully tested regular expressions works
well to update expiration dates on a large number of backups quickly when
time is short.

Cheers,
Michael




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