Recognizing that the command line interface lacked some capabilities
compared to the GUI, we’ve given it a full makeover as the central improvement
We’ve also added a folder changelog feature that lets you see exactly how a
folder changed over time, and a collection of other things.
Full release notes here.
Unless something unexpected arises, this should be the last SpiderOak
release before we merge in the Sync code. So — for those who have inquired –
look for it right around the corner.
Beta download links for all platforms are below. The usual cautions about
running beta software apply, of course. If you decide to download a beta
version, pleease send us a note at beta at spideroak.com so we can update you
on future beta releases.
Here’s the new “--help” text for using the command line. This works
the same across Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Alan@Alan ~ $ /Applications/SpiderOak.app/Contents/MacOS/SpiderOak --help Usage: SpiderOak basic command line usage: Options: --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -v, --verbose be verbose Operational Modes and Commands: --backup=TARGET ad hoc operation: backup whatever exists at TARGET in the filesystem and exit (ignores existing backup selection.) --restore=item Restore a folder, file, or version. Run "--restore help" for more info --headless run in headless mode (without the graphical interface) --batchmode like headless, but will exit when all available work is done --scan-only scan the filesystem for changes and report a summary --scan-and-build-only scan the filesystem, and build all possible file system changes as shelved upload transactions, and exit without uploading them Information Commands: --userinfo, --user-info Show user and device info --space Show space usage information by category and by device --tree Show the hierarchy of stored backup folders --tree-changelog Show a log of how the hierarchy of stored backup folders has changed over time --journal-changelog=folder_or_journal Show the changelog of a given folder --shelved-x, --print-shelved-x Show information about each shelved upload transaction Backup Selection Manipulation Commands: --selection, --print-selection Show a list of selected and excluded backup items --reset-selection Reset selection (but preserve excluded files) --exclude-file=EXCLUDE_FILE Exclude the given file from the selection --exclude-dir=EXCLUDE_DIR Exclude the given directory from the selection --include-dir=INCLUDE_DIR Include the given directory in the selection --force Do in/exclusion even if the path doesn't exist Maintenance Commands: --vacuum Vacuum SpiderOak's local database (rebuilds indexs and reclaims space) --rebuild-reference-database rebuild the SpiderOak reference database (can take awhile) Dangerous/Support Commands: Caution: Do not use these commands unless advised by SpiderOak support. They can damage your installation if used improperly. --empty-garbage-bin purge all deleted items on the current device --destroy-shelved-x destroy each shelved upload transaction (not intended for general use -- this will damage your break your account if not used correctly) --apply-subscription-xact apply all transactions previously received from remote devices -- (not intended for general use -- this normally happens automatically)
General Beta Download (autodetect OS and architecture, except Ubuntu Gutsy):
Platform Specific Downloads
Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 (Universal Binary for Intel and PowerPC):
Windows 2000, Server 2003, XP, Vista:
Linux Ubuntu “Hardy” and “Intrepid” 32 bit:
Linux Ubuntu “Hardy” and “Intrepid” 64 bit:
Linux Ubuntu “Gutsy” 32 bit:
Linux Ubuntu “Gutsy” 64 bit:
Slackware >= 12.1 (preliminary support):