Timeshift autosnap is missing .conf file

Timeshift autosnap is missing .conf file in etc/Timeshif folder. the conf. file is called skipRsyncAutosnap? Tryed to reinstall. Tryed the version in AUR? Thank you!

Hi @GE541,

The directory where the configurations are seems to be /etc/timeshift/:

$ l /etc/timeshift
drwxr-xr-x root root 4.0 KB Mon Oct 17 09:49:48 2022  .
drwxr-xr-x root root  12 KB Fri Oct 21 12:23:49 2022  ..
.rw-r--r-- root root 548 B  Sat Oct 15 19:48:47 2022  default.json
.rw-r--r-- root root 1.1 KB Mon Oct 17 09:49:48 2022  timeshift.json

Also, if you want to reinstall timeshift and recreate all configuration files, the command, AFAIK, would be:

pamac reinstall timeshift --overwrite='*'

Hope this helps!

The file you’re looking for is /etc/timeshift-autosnap.conf.

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Not there @Yochanan ? thanks for your help.

Does not create a .conf file @Mirdarthos thanks for your solution thow.

If you’re after the /etc/timeshift-autosnap.conf file, you’ll have to reinstall timeshift-autosnap-manjaro, AFAIK:

pamac reinstall timeshift-autosnap-manjaro --overwrite='*'

Hope this helps!

Overwriting everything should never be done. In this case, I see no reason to use it at all.

Warning: Generally avoid using the --overwrite switch. See System maintenance#Avoid certain pacman commands.

pacman - ArchWiki

Thank you!



In that case, if I understand it correctly, it should be:

pamac reinstall timeshift-autosnap-manjaro --overwrite='/etc/timeshift-autosnap.conf'

(That’s from how I understand it, though. Please correct me if I’m wrong.)

As far as I understand, the file is missing. There’s nothing to overwrite.

Also true.

I mean in general now, in other cases as well.

Correct @Yochanan No .conf file with anyone of the autosnap downloads. Thanks

OK @Yochanan I learned something new. thanks

I agree; I will not use it. thanks @Yochanan Have a good day.

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