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       bup-ls - list the contents of a bup repository


       bup ls [OPTION...] <paths...>


       bup ls  lists  files  and  directories  in  your  bup  repository using the same directory
       hierarchy as they would have with bup-fuse(1).

       The top level directory contains the branch (corresponding to the -n option in  bup save),
       the next level is the date of the backup, and subsequent levels correspond to files in the

       When bup ls is asked to output on a tty, and -l is not specified, it formats the output in
       columns  so it can list as much as possible in as few lines as possible.  However, when -l
       is specified or bup is asked to output to something other than a tty  (say  you  pipe  the
       output  to another command, or you redirect it to a file), it will print one file name per
       line.  This makes the listing easier to parse with external tools.

       Note that bup ls doesn't show hidden files by default and one needs to use the  -a  option
       to  show  them.   Files are hidden when their name begins with a dot.  For example, on the
       topmost level, the special directories named .commit and .tag are hidden directories.

       Once you have identified the file you want using bup ls, you can view its  contents  using
       bup join or git show.


       -s, --hash
              show hash for each file/directory.

       -a, --all
              show hidden files.

       -A, --almost-all
              show hidden files, except "." and "..".

       -d, --directory
              show  information  about  directories  themselves,  rather than their contents, and
              don't follow symlinks.

       -l     provide a detailed, long listing for each item.

       -F, --classify
              append type indicator: dir/, symlink@, fifo|, socket=, and executable*.

              append type indicator: dir/, symlink@, fifo|, socket=.

              print human readable file sizes (i.e.  3.9K, 4.7M).

              display numeric IDs (user, group, etc.) rather than names.


              bup ls /myserver/latest/etc/profile

              bup ls -a /


       bup-join(1), bup-fuse(1), bup-ftp(1), bup-save(1), git-show(1)


       Part of the bup(1) suite.


       Avery Pennarun <>.