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       bup-ftp - ftp-like client for navigating bup repositories


       bup ftp


       bup ftp  is  a command-line tool for navigating bup repositories.  It has commands similar
       to the Unix ftp(1) command.  The file hierarchy is the same as that shown  by  bup-fuse(1)
       and bup-ls(1).

       Note:  if your system has the python-readline library installed, you can use the <tab> key
       to complete filenames while navigating your backup data.  This will  save  you  a  lot  of


       The following commands are available inside bup ftp:

       ls [-s] [-a] [path]
              print  the  contents  of  a  directory.   If no path argument is given, the current
              directory's contents are listed.  If -a is given, also include hidden files  (files
              which  start  with a . character).  If -s is given, each file is displayed with its
              hash from the bup archive to its left.

       cd dirname
              change to a different working directory

       pwd    print the path of the current working directory

       cat filenames...
              print the contents of one or more files to stdout

       get filename localname
              download the contents of filename and save it to disk as localname.   If  localname
              is omitted, uses filename as the local name.

       mget filenames...
              download the contents of the given filenames and stores them to disk under the same
              names.  The filenames may contain Unix filename globs (*, ?, etc.)

       help   print a list of available commands

       quit   exit the bup ftp client


              $ bup ftp
              bup> ls
              mybackup/    yourbackup/

              bup> cd mybackup/
              bup> ls
              2010-02-05-185507@   2010-02-05-185508@    latest@

              bup> cd latest/
              bup> ls

              bup> get myfile
              Saving 'myfile'
              bup> quit


       bup-fuse(1), bup-ls(1), bup-save(1), bup-restore(1)


       Part of the bup(1) suite.


       Avery Pennarun <>.