Provided by: backupninja_1.1.0-2_all bug

NAME

       NINJAHELPER  -  A  menu  driven  curses-based  interface  to  walk you through backupninja
       configuration.

SYNOPSIS

       ninjahelper

DESCRIPTION

       Ninjahelper is an helper script to walk you through configuration of the backup tasks  for
       backupninja. It is a curses based "wizard" with an intuitive menu-driven interface.

ADDING NEW HELPERS

       To add an additional 'wizard' to ninjahelper, follow these steps:

       (1)    create  a  file  in  the  handlers directory (eg. /usr/share/backupninja) using the
              .helper extension. For example, if you wish to create  a  helper  for  the  handler
              "blue", create the file /usr/share/backupninja/blue.helper.

       (2)    next,  add  your helper to the global HELPERS variable and define the main function
              for your  helper  (the  function  name  is  always  <helper>_wizard).  To  use  the
              blue.helper as an example: HELPERS="$HELPERS blue:description_of_this_helper"
                     blue_wizard() {
                       ... do work here ...
                     }

       (3)    look  at the existing helpers to see how they are written. Try to re-use functions,
              such as the dialog functions that are defined  in  easydialog.sh,  or  the  vserver
              functions defined in lib/vserver.

       (4)    test,  re-test,  and test again. Try to break the helper by going backwards, try to
              think like someone who has no idea how to configure your handler would  think,  try
              to  make  your  helper  as simple as possible. Walk like a cat, become your shadow,
              don't let your senses betray you.

SEE ALSO

       backupninja(1), backupninja.conf(5), backup.d(5),

AUTHOR

       BACKUPNINJA was written by the riseup.net collective.