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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  extention.  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.