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EASY CONFIG FILE BACKUP



Here is a neat trick, if you want to edit a file, and just to be sure you want to make a backup of the original before you start editing the file, there is an easy command. Let's say you want to edit the xorg.conf file ( and you know that is a critical job ) here is the command:

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# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf{,-BACKUP}


This will create a file called xorg.conf-BACKUP in the same directory as the original . . . so if disaster strikes you simply restore the backup with:

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# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf-BACKUP /etc/X11/xorg.conf


And all is fine again.



Bruno



-- Feb 20 2006 --



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