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duplicity: List the available backups.
$ duplicity collection-status "file://${absolute-path-to-backup-directory}"
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The command is using the program duplicity to perform a collection status operation on a specific backup directory.

Here is a breakdown of the command:

  • duplicity: This is the name of the program being executed.
  • collection-status: This is the operation being performed by duplicity. It instructs the program to retrieve information about the backup collection in the specified directory.
  • "file://${absolute-path-to-backup-directory}": This is the argument provided to the collection-status operation. It specifies the location of the backup directory using an absolute file path. The ${absolute-path-to-backup-directory} should be replaced with the actual path to the backup directory on your system.

By executing this command, duplicity will analyze the contents of the specified backup directory and provide information such as the presence of backups, versions, and timestamps. It helps to verify that the backup files are in a good state and can be restored if needed.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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