rdiff-backup-fs <mount_point> <repository> [repositories ...] [-option ...]


rdiff-backup-fs is a filesystem in userspace that reads rdiff-backup archives and provides convenient access.


--debug <0-4>

Run rdiff-backup-fs in foreground with given verbosity of debug messages.

-f, --full

Store information about all revisions in memory. CAUTION: this may take a lot of memory if your archive contains many revisions.

-l, --last

Displays files from the most recent increment as directories, each holding every version of the file. CAUTION: this stores information about all revisions in memory and therefore may take a lot of memory if archive contains many revisions.

-c <n>, --caching <n>

How many files retrieved from the rdiff-backup archive may be cached by filesystem. By default rdiff-backup-fs will cache up to 10 files. If this switch is set to 0, no caching will be done.

-r <n>, --revisions <n>

How many revisions should be stored in memory for on demand revision retrieval. By default rdiff-backup-fs will store up to 10 revisions in memory.

-d, --directory <path>

Set directory for directory with temporary files. By default rdiff-backup-fs uses /tmp.

-v, --version

Print version of rdiff-backup-fs and exit.

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rdiff-backup-fs is Copyright (c) 2007-2011 Filip GruszczyƄski.

rdiff-backup-fs is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.


Filip GruszczyƄski <[email protected]>