bup-rm(1) remove references to archive content (CAUTION: EXPERIMENTAL)


bup rm [-#|--verbose] <branch|save...>


bup rm removes the indicated branches (backup sets) and saves. By itself, this command does not delete any actual data (nor recover any storage space), but it may make it very difficult or impossible to refer to the deleted items, unless there are other references to them (e.g. tags).

A subsequent garbage collection, either by a bup gc, or by a normal git gc, may permanently delete data that is no longer reachable from the remaining branches or tags, and reclaim the related storage space.

NOTE: This is one of the few bup commands that modifies your archive in intentionally destructive ways.


-v, --verbose
increase verbosity (can be used more than once).
-#, --compress=#
set the compression level to # (a value from 0-9, where 9 is the highest and 0 is no compression). The default is 6. Note that bup rm may only write new commits.


# Delete the backup set (branch) foo and a save in bar.
$ bup rm /foo /bar/2014-10-21-214720


Part of the bup(1) suite.


Rob Browning <[email protected]>.