Tool backup methods

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Tue Jan 26 08:57:00 PST 2010

Andrew Benton wrote:
> On 25/01/10 09:18, Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>> I feel silly now. I used this command after looking a bit harder and
>> using my google-fu.
>> I used this from inside the $LFS directory.
>> tar --bzip2 -cvf /home/myusername/LFStools.tar.bz2 tools
> It annoys me that tar doesn't have a proper man page. You can find out 
> how to use it by running
> tar --help|less

> Coreutils contails a perl script called help2man that can convert the 
> output of <command> --help into a useful man page. I install it into bin

>   install -m755 ~/coreutils-7.6/man/help2man /usr/bin

> and then use it to generate a man page for tar

>   help2man -o /usr/share/man/man1/tar.1 tar

I agree that this is a good way to do it.

Another way is to type 'man tar' at the main Google page and click on 
"I'm Feeling Lucky".

   -- Bruce

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