bf_tar - shell script to write a tar file of a bogofilter directory to
bf_tar [-r] [-R] bogofilter_directory
bf_tar bundles a bogofilter working directory in tar format and copies
it to standard output (your console, or where you redirect it, see
The -r option causes bf_tar to remove inactive log files after the
archive has been written successfully. The default is to leave log
The -R option causes bf_tar to remove inactive log files before the
archive is written. This may reduce chances that the resulting archive
is recoverable should it become damaged. The archive may be smaller
though. The default is to leave log files.
The script exits with status code 0 if everything went well, and
nonzero if it encountered trouble.
· bf_tar ~/.bogofilter > outfile.tar
Writes a standard .tar file containing the essential files from
~/.bogofilter to outfile.tar.
· bf_tar ~/.bogofilter | gzip -9 -c > outfile.tar.gz
Writes a gzipped .tar.gz file containing the essential files from
~/.bogofilter to outfile.tar.gz.
· bf_tar ‘pwd‘/mydirectory > outfile.tar
Prepend $(pwd)/ or ‘pwd‘/ if you want to specify an absolute path
instead of a relative path.
This script is meant for use with Berkeley DB based bogofilter
This script requires a SUSv2 compliant pax utility.
This script expects a SUSv2 compliant shell. Solaris systems should
have the SUNWxcu4 package installed (when bogofilter is configured) so
that /usr/xpg4/bin/sh can be used.