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What is 'gzarchive'?

I keep my project files in SourceSafe, but periodically I make backup archives and put them on an FTP server. 'gzarchive' scripts check out files from SourceSafe into a blank directory tree, gzip the tree, and FTP the gzipped file to the server. The archived file is named based on the current date.

The scripts are written in DOS batch and Ruby. Ruby can downloaded from http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/, http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/download.html or http://www.rubycentral.com/.

This was a single-use script, so there is no proper parametrization, modularization, and other-izations. Provided AS IS.




Note: backup_mail.rb is a script I use to backup my Mozilla Thunderbird folders into a .tgz (tar/gzip) archive.