Backup /etc directory

sudo tar -zcvf $(hostname)-etc-back-`date +%d`-`date +%m`-`date +%y`.tar.gz /etc && sudo chown $USER:$USER $(hostname)-etc-back*
Back up /etc directory with a name based on the current date and the hostname of the machine, then chown the file for the current user for use.

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By: thanosme
2013-08-18 12:49:11

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