Provided by: live-initramfs_1.110.7-1_all
live-snapshot - a simple script to ease persistence usage
live-snapshot [-c|--cow DIRECTORYs] [-d|--device DEVICE]
[-e|--exclude-list FILE] [-o|--output FILE] [-t|--type TYPE]
live-snapshot [-r|--resync-string STRING]
live-snapshot is a script which can be used to build the right types of
persistent image files supported by live-initramfs(7). It is also used
on exit by the live-initramfs init script to resync the boot-found
-c, --cow DIRECTORY
specifies the input directory to be cloned in the image file. Its
default value "/live/cow" should be right for most uses. However it
could be handy to specify "/home" and type ext2 for the type to
prepare an image file suited to be directly mounted by
live-initramfs as home.
-d, --device DEVICE
sets the device where the media which the snapshot/persistence
file/partition will be put. If it is not specified, a tmpfs will be
used and linked to the user´s desktop to move it where it is
needed. If the device has no filesystem, an ext2 fs will be
automatically created and labelled according to the values
specified after the "--output" value or with a sane default.
-e, --exclude-list FILE
a file containing a list of filenames/paths that should not be
saved. This exclude list will be remebered on the target snapshot
media for reuse.
-o, --output FILE
the filename/label used for the output file/partition. If left
blank, live-snapshot will search for a proper file on the device or
use the whole partition.
-r, --resync-string STRING
internally used on resyncs.
-t, --type TYPE
Type could be one of "cpio", "squashfs" or "ext2".
display help and exit
show usage and exit
output version information and exit
This program is a part of live-initramfs.
Report bugs against live-initramfs
More information about the Debian Live project can be found at
live-initramfs is maintained by Daniel Baumann <email@example.com> for
the Debian project. live-initramfs is a fork of casper. casper was
originally written by Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Matt