Last Updated: October 11, 2021
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· marchibbins

Quickly create a file backup

Replace filename (or suffix) accordingly:

cp filename{,.bak}

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slick. I created a function for this.

create a backup of a file

function bu() {
cp "$1"{,.bak}
}

call it like this $ bu filename

over 1 year ago ·

A much more elegant in Bash: mv file !#:$.bak

over 1 year ago ·