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CASPER-SNAPSHOT(1)		 User commands		    CASPER-SNAPSHOT(1)

NAME
       casper-snapshot - a simple script to ease persistence usage.

SYNOPSIS
       casper-snapshot	   [-c|--cow	 DIRECTORY]    [-d|--device    DEVICE]
       [-e|--exclude-list FILE] [-o|--output FILE] [-t|--type TYPE]

       casper-snapshot -r|--resync-string STRING
       casper-snapshot -h|--help
       casper-snapshot -u|--usage
       casper-snapshot -v|--version

DESCRIPTION
       Casper-snapshot is a script which can be used to build the right	 types
       of  persistent image files supported by casper. It is also used on exit
       by the casper init script to resync the boot-found snapshots devices.

OPTIONS
       -c, --cow DIRECTORY
	      specifies the input directory to be cloned in  the  image	 file.
	      Its  default value "/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 casper
	      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 spec‐
	      ified 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	 snap‐
	      shot media for reuse.

       -o, --output FILE
	      the  filename/label  used for the output file/partition. If left
	      blank, casper-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".

BUGS
       casper-snapshot Time (and BTS) will tell.

HOMEPAGE
       Debian Live project <http://live.debian.net/>

SEE ALSO
       casper(7)

AUTHOR
       casper-snapshot was written Marco Amadori <marco.amadori@gmail.com>.

       This	manual	   page	    was	    written	by    Marco    Amadori
       <marco.amadori@gmail.com>,
	      for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

0.0.1			       Thu,  28 Sep 2006	    CASPER-SNAPSHOT(1)
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