Making system administration easier

I you ever wondered what a file looked like before you edited it, this script is for you:



for f ; do
        if [[ -e "$f" ]]; then
                path=$(cd $(dirname "$f") ; pwd)
                mkdir -p "/root/vibak/$path"
                cp -p "$f" "/root/vibak/$path/$(basename "$f")-$(date +"%Y%m%d-%H%M%S")"

exec /usr/bin/$(basename $0) "$@"

Then create links to it from $HOME/bin/vi, vim, gvim, edit, nano, ...

Remember: Never remember anything your computer can remember for you.

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