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LinFreeze 0.9.4

NOTE: This script is outdated and may not work on modern versions of Linux. Use at your own risk.

LOCALIZATION: I have a basic .pot file ready, so if you know another language you can use that to help. Keep the variables intact please!

AUTHORS

DESCRIPTION

LinFreeze is a script you can use to "freeze" a user's home directory or any other directory so that file changes are not permanent. It does this by layering a tmpfs layer on top of the user's home folder (or the directory of your choosing), where all changes will be stored. Optionally, you may use a "static" directory to be layered on top of the directory containing temporary, read-only files and folders.

DEPENDENCIES

  1. aufs (aufs2 on Arch Linux)
  2. bash
  3. sed
  4. gzip
  5. A standard, UNIX-like filesystem structure with /etc/fstab and user directories in /home

INSTALL

  1. Copy "linfreeze" to /usr/bin.
  2. Compress "linfreeze.1", the man page, with gzip.
  3. Copy "linfreeze.1.gz" to /usr/share/man/man1.

PACKAGES [DISCONTINUED]

Arch Linux: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=41504

INSTRUCTIONS

  • run linfreeze -h to see a list of commands and linfreeze -v to see the version number.
  • linfreeze -d [directory] recursively 'freezes' a directory.
  • linfreeze -f [user] lets you 'freeze' a user.
  • linfreeze -u 'unfreezes' all users and removes their temporary directories.
  • linfreeze -s [user or directory] 'unfreezes' a specific user or directory, leaving the others untouched.
  • linfreeze -c removes the temporary directories for users and directories.
  • linfreeze -l lists the 'frozen' users and directories

COPYING

LinFreeze is distributed under the GPL Version 3 or any higher version.